The World Baseball Classic is fast approaching.
The event will take place in March of 2023.
The last time the Classic was held was in 2017, when Team USA won the championship.
It was put on hold in 2021 thanks to COVID-19, but it will be making its return this coming March.
But one former World Series champion could find himself on the roster as well.
Would be a fitting honor for the Roberto Clemente Award winner and World Series champ who is returning for his age-41 season. @MLB
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 28, 2022
Could Wainwright Join Team USA?
Wainwright will be returning to the Cardinals in 2023, which will be his final season.
In 2022, the veteran right-hander went 11-12 with a respectable 3.71 ERA, but struggled down the stretch and was ultimately not used in the NL Wild Card Series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
But with 2023 being his final season, the 41-year-old might consider taking part in the Classic this coming spring.
The ace owns a pair of World Series rings and has been named to the National League All-Star squad three times during his illustrious career.
He rose to fame in 2006 when he closed out each postseason series the Cardinals won on their way to capturing their first World Series title since 1982.
He missed the entire 2011 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, but helped lead the Cards back to the Fall Classic in 2013.
Again, there is no indication that the right-hander will pitch in the WBC, but he could be a candidate to join the roster.