United States releases World Baseball Classic roster

Mookie Betts is one of five former White Sox named to the U.S. roster at the World Baseball Classic.
USA Today

Major League Baseball revealed the official rosters for the 2023 World Baseball Classic, selecting 10 position players and 10 pitchers to try to defend their championship next month.

Team USA’s roster, released on Thursday on MLB Network, includes some of the game’s biggest stars, including Mike Trout, Pete Alonso and reigning National League MVP Paul Goldschmidt.

Former Oakland A's pitcher Kendall Graveman and catcher Will Smith, who made 26 appearances with the San Francisco Giants, also made the roster.

The American squad will participate in Pool C of the tournament, facing off in round-robin play against Mexico, Colombia, Canada and Great Britain. Those games will be played at Phoenix’s Chase Field, and Team USA will get their tournament started on March 11 when they face Great Britain. 

They'll be tasked with defending their 2017 title against 19 other teams -- the largest field in tournament history.

Here is the team’s full roster: 

Catchers – Kyle Higashioka (NYY), JT Realmuto (PHI), Will Smith (LAD)

Infielders – Pete Alonso (NYM), Tim Anderson (CWS), Nolan Arenado (STL), Paul Goldschmidt (STL), Jeff McNeill (NYM), Trea Turner (PHI), Bobby Witt Jr. (KCR) 

Outfielders – Mookie Betts (LAD), Cedric Mullins (BAL), Kyle Schwarber (PHI), Mike Trout (LAA), Kyle Tucker (HOU)

Pitchers - Jason Adam (TBR), Daniel Bard (COL), David Bednar (PIT), Nestor Cortes (NYY), Kendall Graveman (CWS), Merrill Kelly (ARI), Clayton Kershaw (LAD), Lance Lynn (CWS), Nick Martinez (SDP), Miles Mikolas (STL), Adam Ottavino (NYM), Ryan Pressly (HOU), Brooks Raley (NYM), Brady Singer (KCR), Adam Wainwright (STL), Devin Williams (MIL)