2013-World-Baseball-Classic

The 2013 World Base­ball Clas­sic is an inter­na­tion­al base­ball com­pe­ti­tion. The main tour­na­ment is sched­uled to be held from March 2 to 19, 2013. For the first time, a qual­i­fy­ing round was played dur­ing the sec­ond half of 2012 that expands tour­na­ment par­tic­i­pa­tion from 16 to 28 teams.

The Puer­to Rican Nation­al Team has expe­ri­enced suc­cess in inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions, includ­ing the World Base­ball Clas­sic where they have fin­ished fifth over­all in both the 2006 and 2009 tour­na­ments. In the 2009 World Base­ball Clas­sic, Puer­to Rico was unde­feat­ed through­out Round One. In Round Two, Puer­to Rico defeat­ed the Unit­ed States in their first game 11–1 before los­ing their first game of the 2009 tour­na­ment 2–0 to Venezuela. Puer­to Rico faced the Unit­ed States for a spot in the Semi-Finals but lost 6–5 on a walk-off sin­gle in the ninth inning. There are cur­rent­ly 15 Puer­to Ricans with Major League Clubs includ­ing Car­los Bel­tran of the St. Louis Car­di­nals.

Pool C: Hiram Bithorn Sta­di­um — San Juan, Puer­to Rico

Game Date/Time (Local)Date/Time (ET) MatchupMatchup
1 Thu, Mar 7, 7:30 PMThu, Mar 7, 6:30 PMVenezuela @ Domini­can Repub­lic
2 Fri, Mar 8, 6:30 PMFri, Mar 8, 5:30 PMSpain @ Puer­to Rico
3 Sat, Mar 9, 12:00 PMSat, Mar 9, 11:00 AMDomini­can Rep. @ Spain
4 Sat, Mar 9, 6:30 PMSat, Mar 9, 5:30 PMPuer­to Rico @ Venezuela
5 Sun, Mar 10, 12:30 PMSun, Mar 10, 12:30 PMSpain @ Venezuela
6 Sun, Mar 10, 7:30 PMSun, Mar 10, 7:30 PMDomini­can Rep. @ Puer­to Rico

All 2013 World Base­ball Clas­sic games will be tele­vised on MLB Net­work and ESPN Deportes

PUERTO RICO ROSTER

Name#B/THeightWeightBirth Date
Pitch­ers
Gian­car­lo Alvara­do31R-R6\‘4\”210Jan 24, 1978
Jose Berrios37R-R6\‘0\”187May 27, 1994
Hiram Bur­gos54R-R5\’11\”210Aug 4, 1987
Fer­nan­do Cabr­era38R-R6\‘4\”225Nov 16, 1981
Xavier Cede­no55L-L6\‘1\”205Aug 26, 1986
Jose De La Torre52R-R5\’10\”185Oct 17, 1985
Nel­son Figueroa27R-R6\‘1\”185May 18, 1974
Efrain Nieves65L-L6\‘0\”169Nov 15, 1989
Orlan­do Roman34R-R6\‘1\”210Nov 28, 1978
J.C. Romero32S-L5\’11\”205Jun 4, 1976
Andres San­ti­a­go53R-R6\‘2\”200Oct 26, 1989
Mario San­ti­a­go48R-R6\‘2\”210Dec 16, 1984
Gio­van­ni Soto35L-L6\‘2\”190May 18, 1991
Catch­ers
Mar­tin Mal­don­a­do24R-R6\‘0\”235Aug 16, 1986
Jose Moli­na28R-R6\‘2\”250Jun 3, 1975
Yadier Moli­na4R-R5\’11\”225Jul 13, 1982
Infield­ers
Mike Aviles10R-R5\’10\”205Mar 13, 1981
Irv­ing Falu19S-R5\’10\”185Jun 6, 1983
Luis Figueroa3S-R5\‘9\”165Feb 16, 1974
Andy Gon­za­lez26R-R6\‘3\”215Dec 15, 1981
Car­los Rivera44L-L5\’11\”230Jun 10, 1978
Pedro Valdes20L-L6\‘1\”205Jun 29, 1973
Out­fielders
Car­los Bel­tran15S-R6\‘1\”215Apr 24, 1977
Jesus Feli­ciano13L-L5\’10\”190Jun 6, 1979
Angel Pagan16S-R6\‘2\”200Jul 2, 1981
Alex Rios51R-R6\‘5\”210Feb 18, 1981
Eddie Rosario17L-R6\‘0\”170Sep 28, 1991

Coach­es

Edwin Rodriguez — Man­ag­er

Ricky Bones — Pitch­ing Coach

Car­los Baer­ga — Coach

Car­los Del­ga­do — Coach

Joey Espa­da — Coach

Jose Rosa­do — Coach

Jose Valentin — Coach