2023 Canada World Baseball Classic Roster

Image credit: Freddie Freeman, Team Canada (Getty Images)

The return of Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman highlights the 2023 Team Canada World Baseball Classic roster, but despite having him, Cardinals outfielder Tyler O’Neill and Guardians righthander Cal Quantrill, Team Canada’s overall roster is going to be challenged to compete in a Pool C that also includes Mexico and Team USA.

Pitching depth is an issue for the Canadian team. Five pitchers who are on the roster did not play pro baseball in 2022, and a sixth’s only pitching in recent years is in the winter Australian Baseball League.

Freeman gives the team a lineup anchor, but the team will be relying heavily on Blue Jays minor leaguer Otto Lopez to provide solid play at shortstop. Twins minor league second baseman Edouard Julien and Mariners third baseman Abraham Toro will also be asked to provide significant impact offensively.

Update: Righthander Nick Pivetta has withdrawn from the tournament due to Covid-19. Lefthander Ben Onyshko has been added to the roster as a replacement.

Andrew Albers Free Agent
Phillippe Aumont Free Agent
John Axford Free Agent
Matt Brash Seattle Mariners
Mitch Bratt Texas Rangers
Trevor Brigden
Tampa Bay Rays
Indigo Diaz
New York Yankees
R.J. Freure Lincoln Saltdogs
Adam Loewen Free Agent
Scott Mathieson Free Agent
Ben Onyshko Seattle Mariners
Cal Quantrill
Cleveland Guardians
Evan Rutckyj Free Agent
Noah Skirrow
Philadelphia Phillies
Cade Smith
Cleveland Guardians
Curtis Taylor Chicago Cubs
Rob Zastryzny
Pittsburgh Pirates
Kellin Deglan Free Agent
Bo Naylor
Cleveland Guardians
Freddie Freeman
Los Angeles Dodgers
Edouard Julien
Minnesota Twins
Otto Lopez
Toronto Blue Jays
Damiano Palmegiani
Toronto Blue Jays
Abraham Toro Seattle Mariners
Andy Yerzy Free Agent
Owen Caissie Chicago Cubs
Denzel Clarke Oakland A’s
Tyler O’Neill
St. Louis Cardinals
Jared Young Chicago Cubs
Jacob Robson Detroit Tigers

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