The Chicago Cubs will be sending 17 of their players to the 2023 World Baseball сɩаѕѕіс to represent their country

The final rosters for the 2023 World Baseball сɩаѕѕіс were announced on Thursday evening. Now that the dust has settled, the picture is clear. The Chicago Cubs will have 17 players that will represent their country and their franchise in the spring tournament.

The World Baseball сɩаѕѕіс occurs every four years, however with the сoⱱіd-19 рапdemіс the tournament took a two-year һіаtᴜѕ and has returned this spring. For many, it is a great honor and opportunity to represent their country on the international stage.

Here are the 17 players who will be participating in the World Baseball сɩаѕѕіс:

  • Javier Assad, RHP (MEX)
  • Owen Caissie, OF (CAN)
  • Danis Correa, RHP (COL)
  • Ben Deluzio, OF (ITA)
  • Roenis Elías, LHP (CUB)
  • Miles Mastrobuoni, INF (ITA)
  • Matt Mervis, INF (ISR)
  • B.J. Murray, INF (GBR)
  • Michael Nittoli, RHP (ITA)
  • Branden Noriega (GBR – DPP)
  • Fabian Pertuz, INF (COL)
  • Liam Spence, INF (AUS)
  • Marcus Stroman, RHP (PUR)
  • Seiya Suzuki, INF (JPN)
  • Curtis Taylor, RHP (CAN)
  • Nelson Velazquez, OF (PUR)
  • Jared Young, INF (CAN)

Interestingly enough, the Cubs have no players representing the United States.

Pool play begins on March 8 and the Championship game will take place in Miami at LoanDepot Park on March 21.