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    Jeter defends World Baseball Classic

    One day after George Steinbrenner expressed his feelings about the World Baseball Classic, one of his players -- Derek Jeter -- came to the defense of the tournament.

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    Jeter 'really excited' to play in WBC

    Derek Jeter is excited to represent his country in the World Baseball Classic, even trading some gentle kidding with former teammate Luis Sojo, the manager of Team Venezuela.

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    Steinbrenner not bullish on WBC

    George Steinbrenner is excited to watch his Yankees take the field for Spring Training this week, but the owner isn't as pleased with the idea of seeing some of his biggest stars suit up for the World Baseball Classic.

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    Peavy pumped for spring, WBC

    Jake Peavy has arrived in Spring Training healthy and ready to go. Besides gearing up for the regular season, the Padres ace has a little extra impetus right now: He has been named Team USA's starter in its World Baseball Classic opener vs. Mexico on March 7.

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    Notes: Bonderman OK missing WBC

    Jeremy Bonderman is even-minded about not playing for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. A day after the Americans' 30-man roster was announced and he wasn't on it, Bonderman was pragmatic about what might've been.

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    Clemens leads Team USA's roster

    Future Hall of Famer Roger Clemens was named as one of four starting pitchers on the 30-man squad Team USA will field when it opens the World Baseball Classic.

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    Teixeira, Young tabbed for Team USA

    The reigning AL batting champion and a first baseman who won both the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards at his position are among the 30 players who will represent the United States in the World Baseball Classic, it was announced Tuesday.

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    Jones named Tigers' lone rep for USA

    Todd Jones will be pitching for Team USA next month. Jeremy Bonderman will not -- for now, anyway.

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    Cordero, Schneider join USA roster

    Nationals closer Chad Cordero and catcher Brian Schneider were named to Team USA's 30-man roster for the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday.

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    Jones, Francoeur make USA roster

    Chipper Jones and Jeff Francoeur were two of the stars named to Team USA's 30-man roster for the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday. "It's going to be great to be able to go out there and have 'USA' across my chest. It's certainly an honor," said Francoeur.