2023 World Baseball Classic: Dodgers Pitchers & Catchers Report

Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers and catchers who are participating in the 2023 World Baseball Classic reported Monday ahead of the start of Spring Training at Camelback Ranch.

The group includes Austin Barnes (Team Mexico), Liam Doolan (Team Australia), Clayton Kershaw (Team USA), Adam Kolarek (Team Israel), Julio Urías (Team Mexico) and Will Smith (Team USA).

The Dodgers signed Doolan last August to a Minor League contract, though he didn’t appear in a game for any of their affiliates. Kolarek returned to the organization on a Minor League deal in December.

Dodgers position players who are participating in the WBC must report by Thursday.

Separately, Dodgers pitchers and catchers are holding their first official workout of Spring Training that same day at Camelback Ranch. The team’s first full-squad workout is scheduled for Monday, February 20.

After a six-year hiatus, the World Baseball Classic returns March 7, 2023. A total of 20 national teams are participating, which is an increase from the usual field of 16. Fox Sports will have exclusive coverage of all 47 tournament games across Fox, FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes, Tubi, and the Fox Sports app in the United States.

Opening round games of the 2023 WBC are taking place in Tokyo, Taiwan, Miami and Phoenix. The semifinals will be held at loanDepot Park from March 19-20 and the championship game is also in Miami on Tuesday, March 21.

Pool A consists of Team Chinese Taipei, Team Netherlands, Team Cuba, Team Italy and Team Panama; Pool B is comprised of Team Japan, Team South Korea, Team Australia, Team China and Team Czech Republic; Pool C is made up of Team USA, Team Mexico, Team Colombia, Team Canada and Team Great Britain; and Pool D includes Team Puerto Rico, Team Venezuela, Team Dominican Republic, Team Israel and Team Nicaragua.

Along with players, the Dodgers are being represented on Team USA by third base coach Dino Ebel, and advance scouting analyst Pat O’Shea is helping manager Mark DeRosa’s with analytics and matchups.

Double-A Tulsa Drillers athletic trainer Jesse Guffey is serving as the team trainer for Great Britain.

Dodgers playing in World Baseball Classic 2023

The entire group of Dodgers players participating in the World Baseball Classic are Austin Barnes, Mookie Betts, Liam Doolan, Freddie Freeman, Clayton Kershaw, Adam Kolarek, David Peralta, Jose Ramos, Miguel Rojas, Trayce Thompson, Julio Urías and Will Smith.

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