Sports January 12, 2017 | 10:39 am

Old stars, new recruits boost baseball Classic win

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s team isn’tjust the favorite to win and repeat asWorld Baseball Classic champion any longer, it’s also among the few candidates.

According to Major League Baseball figures,the return of several key players and the arrival of some stars that will debutin the tournament, boost the locals in their quest for victory in the fourthedition of the sport’s major international event set for March.

Prior to the first pitch for the World Classic’slaunch on March 6, will scrutinize each roster of the tournament’s 16countries.

Here’s how Dominican Republic’s roster lookslike with confirmed participation thus far:


Dellin Betances

Carlos Martínez

Alex Reyes

Position players:

Manny Machado

Starling Marte

Robinson Canó

Welington Castillo

Nelson Cruz

Adrián Beltré

José Reyes

Gregory Polanco

Gary Sánchez

Hanley Ramirez

This list is only half of the final roster of28 players to be officially submitted on February 6, a month before the event,although the core of what should be the starting lineup has already been pledged.

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