Catcher Matt Wieters has been dropped from the U.S. roster for Olympic baseball qualifying that begins Monday.
“He’ll be on our radar if we do get the chance to maneuver ahead,” U.S. supervisor Mike Scioscia mentioned Sunday from Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Wieters, a 35-year-old four-time all-star, hit .200 (7-for-35) with no homers and 4 runs batted in for the St. Louis Cardinals through the pandemic-shortened 2020 season and have become a free agent.
Chopping Wieters left Tim Federowicz and Mark Kolozsvary because the catchers on the 26-man U.S. roster.
Anthony Carter, a 35-year-old left-hander with the Mexican membership Saraperos de Saltillo, was added to the U.S. roster Sunday. Kansas Metropolis’s 24-year right-hander Jonathan Bowlan was dropped, three days after the Royals mentioned he wants Tommy John surgical procedure.
Scioscia mentioned a left-hander will begin for the U.S. on Monday, making the St. Louis Cardinals’ Matthew Liberatore (0-3, 5.48 in 4 begins at triple-A Memphis) or the Kansas Metropolis Royals’ Drew Parrish (1-0, 0.00 in a single begin and three aid appearances at Excessive-A Quad Cities) the most definitely candidates.
“Anyone that is been in Main League Baseball is aware of the playoffs are a unique season, and we’re leaping into the playoffs from the primary pitch of this event,” Scioscia mentioned.
High 2 groups in group play go to tremendous spherical
Carlos Teller, a 34-year-old left-hander with the Mexican membership Aguascalientes, will begin for Nicaragua.
Canada, Colombia, Cuba and Venezuela are in Group B.
Puerto Rico is managed by Juan Gonzalez, Nicaragua by Marvin Benard and Canada by Ernie Whitt.
Second- and third-place groups advance to a remaining qualifier in June in Mexico, which is able to embody Australia, Netherlands and Taiwan.
Solely gamers not on 26-man main league rosters and injured lists are eligible.
The U.S. was three outs from qualifying for the Olympics in November 2019 on the Premier12 event in Tokyo when it wasted a ninth-inning lead and misplaced to Mexico 3-2 in 10 innings.
Revised U.S. roster
Proper-handed pitchers: Homer Bailey, Anthony Carter (Saraperos de Saltillo), Brandon Dickson, Edwin Jackson, DJ Johnson (Cleveland), David Robertson, Joe Ryan (Tampa Bay), James Sherfy (San Francisco), Simeon Woods Richardson (Toronto).
Left-handed pitchers: Anthony Gose (Cleveland), Trevor Lane (N.Y. Yankees), Matthew Liberatore (St. Louis), Drew Parrish (Kansas Metropolis), Marc Rzepczynski.
Catchers: Tim Federowicz (LA Dodgers), Mark Kolozsvary (Cincinnati).
Infielders: Nick Allen (Oakland), Eddy Alvarez (Miami), Triston Circumstances (Boston), Logan Forsythe (Milwaukee), Todd Frazier, Luke Williams (Philadelphia).
Outfielders: Jarren Duran (Boston), Eric Filia (Seattle), Jon Jay (LA Angels), Matt Kemp.
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