Tampa Bay Rays
More Tampa Bay Rays players heading for WBC
ST. PETERSBURG - Ben Zobrist won't be the only Ray leaving spring training camp early for the World Baseball Classic. Relievers Fernando Rodney and Joel Peralta, catcher Jose Molina and minor league infielder Leonardo Reginatto are also on WBC rosters announced Thursday. Rodney and Peralta will pitch for the Dominican Republic. Rodney had previously said he had agreed to pitch in the tournament. Molina will play for Puerto Rico, where he will serve as the backup to his brother, Yadier.Reginatto, who played last season at Hudson Valley, will play for Brazil. Zobrist was named to the Team USA squad. The WBC begins March 2, though the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico face each other March 7 in the first game of their pool play. USA opens March 8 against Mexico. The championship round will be played March 17-19 in San Francisco.