Team USA is attempting to defend its World Baseball Classic title at the 2023 version of the event this week, six years after winning the international baseball crown for the first time. Mike Trout, Trea Turner, Mookie Betts, Nolan Arenado and Adam Wainwright are on USA Baseball’s star-studded roster, which opened play over the weekend with a win against Great Britain. The Americans slipped vs. Mexico in pool play, but rebounded to throttle Canada and now can advance to the quarterfinals with a win over Colombia on Wednesday.
Team USA entered the tournament with the second-best odds to win the 2023 World Baseball Classic, per Caesars Sportsbook, trailing only the Dominican Republic. The U.S. beat Puerto Rico to win the championship in 2017.
. Below is Team USA’s roster and schedule (complete with TV channel). Some players like Bryce Harper and Clayton Kershaw initially intended to play for Team USA but had to drop out of the event over injury concerns.
Team USA 2023 World Baseball Classic Roster
- Jason Adam, Rays
- Daniel Bard, Rockies
- David Bednar, Pirates
- Kyle Freeland, Rockies
- Kendall Graveman, White Sox
- Merrill Kelly, Diamondbacks
- Lance Lynn, White Sox
- Nick Martinez, Padres
- Miles Mikolas, Cardinals
- Adam Ottavino, Mets
- Ryan Pressly, Astros
- Brooks Raley, Mets
- Brady Singer, Royals
- Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
- Devin Williams, Brewers
Team USA World Baseball Classic schedule, scores
All games on Fox and FS1 can be streamed on fuboTV (try for free).
- March 11: United States 6, Great Britain 2
- March 12: Mexico 11, United States 5
- March 13: United States 12, Canada 1 (F/7)
- March 15: United State 3, Colombia 1
- March 18: United States vs. Venezuela (quarterfinals), 7 p.m., Fox
- March 19-20: Semifinals
- March 21: Championship game