Late on Thursday, the final rosters for the World Baseball Classic were announced.
One team in particular is quite well represented in the upcoming event.
That team is the St. Louis Cardinals.
In total, there will be 19 Cardinals players and 12 from their current 40-man roster who will be representing 11 of the 20 countries in the Classic.
Four of them will be suiting up for Team USA.
Adam Wainwright, Miles Mikolas, Paul Goldschmidt, and Nolan Arenado are the four current Cardinals on Team USA, and they’ll join former Cardinals Lance Lynn and Adam Ottavino.
On Twitter, the Cardinals announced the news of their representation in the WBC.
19 players from the #STLCards organization have been selected to #WorldBaseballClassic rosters, representing 11 of the 20 countries.
Goldy, Waino, Miles & Nado will play for Team USA 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/9wL6Ffyahg
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) February 10, 2023
In addition to the four current Cardinals on the Team USA roster, left-fielder Tyler O’Neill will be representing his native country of Canada.
Lars Nootbaar will get the chance to play for Team Japan, with catcher Ivan Herrera on Team Panama, Andre Pallante on Team Italy, Genesis Cabrera on the Dominican National Team, Giovanny Gallegos and JoJo Romero on Team Mexico, and Tommy Edman on Team Korea.
Edman will be joined by former Cardinals left-hander Kwang Hyun Kim.
Longtime backstop and future Hall-of-Famer Yadier Molina will also be managing Team Puerto Rico.
Needless to say, the Cardinals will have plenty of representation in the Classic this coming spring.
Things will kick off on March 8, and Cardinals fans from all around the globe will get a chance to see some of their favorite players battle it out to see which country truly has the best and most elite baseball talent.NEXT: Cardinals Fan Honors An Unforgettable Team Legend