Pettitte, Teixeira to play for U.S. WBC team
Pettitte and Teixeira will be making their first WBC appearances; Teixeira declined an opportunity to play in 2009 shortly after signing with the Yankees as a free agent. The pinstriped duo will be joined by New York Mets third baseman David Wright, and former Met/current Toronto Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter played in the first two World Baseball Classics, but is recovering from a broken ankle suffered last October.
Team USA will play its first game against Mexico on March 8 at Chase Field in Phoenix. The roster in its entirely will be formally unveiled on Thursday.
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