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2023 Czech Republic World Baseball Classic Roster

The Czech Republic announced its roster for the 2023 World Baseball Classic, the first time the country will be participating after a Cinderella run through the qualifier.

Longtime major league infielder Eric Sogard and former Cleveland minor league catcher Martin Cervenka lead a team that is largely comprised of working professionals who play in the Czech major league in their spare time.

Others with affiliated professional experience include Orioles minor league righthander Jan Novak and former Angels minor league infielder Vojtech Mensik. Righthander Boris Vecerka signed with the D-backs in December.

Jeff Barto
Tomas Duffek
Lukas Ercoli
Jan Novak
Baltimore Orioles
Filip Capka
Lukas Hlouch
Michal Kovala
David Mergans
Daniel Padysak
Ondrej Satoria
Jan Tomek
Marek Minarik
Boris VecerkaArizona Diamondbacks
Martin Cervenka
Daniel Vavrusa
Martin Muzik
Willie Escala
Jakub Hajtmar
Jakub Kubica
Milan Prokop
Filip Smola
Petr Zyma
Marek Krejcirik
Eric Sogard
Vojtech Mensik
Marek Chlup
Arnost Dubovy
Jakub Grepl
Matej Mensik
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