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Brandon Phillips named to Team USA's World Baseball Classic roster

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Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has been named to Team USA for the World Baseball Classic.

USA Baseball submitted its provisional roster for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.  Provisional rosters allow up to 28 players to be listed, creating a pool of players who are eligible to be named to the Federation's final roster.  Each Federation must submit its final 28-man roster, including a minimum of 13 pitchers and two catchers, by Feb. 20.

Team USA will be led by field manager Joe Torre.  Torre's coaching staff for the World Baseball Classic includes Larry Bowa (bench coach), Marcel Lachemann (bullpen/pitching coach), Greg Maddux (pitching coach), Dale Murphy (first base coach), Gerald Perry (hitting coach) and Willie Randolph (third base coach).  Lachemann and Maddux will oversee Team USA's pitching staff.  

USA Baseball's World Baseball Classic team will play its First Round games as part of Pool D at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, from Friday, March 8th - Sunday, March 10th.  In Pool D with Team USA are Canada, Mexico and Italy.

The full roster includes:

Jeremy Affeldt - San Francisco Giants - LHP

J.P. Arencibia - Toronto Blue Jays - C

Heath Bell - Arizona Diamondbacks - RHP

Willie Bloomquist - Arizona Diamondbacks - UTL

Mitchell Boggs - St. Louis Cardinals - RHP

Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers - OF

Steve Cishek - Miami Marlins - RHP

Tim Collins - Kansas City Royals - LHP

R.A. Dickey - Toronto Blue Jays - RHP

Luke Gregerson - San Diego Padres - RHP

Derek Holland - Texas Rangers - LHP

Adam Jones - Baltimore Orioles - OF

Craig Kimbrel - Atlanta Braves - RHP

Jonathan Lucroy - Milwaukee Brewers - C

Joe Mauer - Minnesota Twins - C

Kris Medlen - Atlanta Braves - RHP

Chris Perez - Cleveland Indians - RHP

Glen Perkins - Minnesota Twins - LHP

Vinnie Pestano - Cleveland Indians - RHP

Brandon Phillips - Cincinnati Reds - IF

Jimmy Rollins - Philadelphia Phillies - IF

Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins - OF

Mark Teixeira - New York Yankees - IF

Shane Victorino - Boston Red Sox - OF

Ryan Vogelsong - San Francisco Giants - RHP

David Wright - New York Mets - IF

Ben Zobrist - Tampa Bay Rays - UTL