Team USA has gained yet another starting pitcher.
The Classic was originally set to take place in 2021, but was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2023, this legendary event will make its return.
Freeland joins his former Rockies teammate in St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado.
On Twitter, MLB posted a cool graphic to announce the news of Freeland committing to Team USA, featuring the left-hander and the slogan for the team that reads, “All In.”
— MLB (@MLB) December 2, 2022
Freeland “All In” For WBC
The 29-year-old won nine games during the regular season and posted a 4.53 ERA in 31 starts and 174.2 innings of work.
The Denver native has a career ERA of 4.27.
Freeland made his debut with the Rockies in 2017.
Kansas City Royals right-hander Brady Singer also committed, pushing the total of starters up to five.
Freeland is the first member of the Rockies to commit.
Team USA will be managed by former MLB star Mark DeRosa.
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