Jones named to play for U.S. team in WBC

Jones named to play for U.S. team in WBC
January 11, 2013, 3:00 pm
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Adam Jones has been named to play for the U.S. team in the World Baseball Classic.

Jones announced the news in a tweet Friday afternoon.

“Yep it’s official. Get to play for #TeamUSA. Couldn’t be prouder to play for my country#WBC#StayHungry. IM AN AMERICAN,” he wrote.

Jones, who has been house hunting in Baltimore this month, may be flying to Denver to see the Ravens-Broncos game on Saturday.

He’s scheduled to report to spring training with other position players on Feb. 15 and leave after the first few exhibition games in late February.

The United States plays its first game on Feb. 8 against Mexico in Phoenix.

Jim Johnson has turned down an opportunity to play, but two minor league catchers, Allan de San Miguel and Chris Robinson, will play for Australia and Canada. Pedro Strop is scheduled to pitch for the Dominican Republic.