USA Baseball today announced its 28-player World Baseball Classic roster, which includes two Indians.
Tribe closer Chris Perez and setup man Vinnie Pestano will leave spring training early to pitch for the U.S. team that will compete in the March tournament.
Four other Cleveland players will join teams representing their native countries: catcher Carlos Santana will play for the Domnican Republic, shortstop Mike Aviles and left-hander Giovanni Soto will play for Puerto Rico and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera will play for Venezuela.
Each nation will submit final rosters by Feb. 20.
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