Team USA's initial roster

Team USA's initial roster

The United States' entry in the inaugural World Baseball Classic formally named the first 42 players on its initial roster on Monday night.

The 42 Major Leaguers named carry with them an incredible amount of hardware. Team USA's Provisional Roster -- the pool of eligible athletes from which USA Baseball will have to select their final 30-man rosters -- includes four former MVPs (Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr. and Chipper Jones), two former Cy Young Award winners (Clemens and Roy Halladay), three former Rookies of the Year (Derek Jeter, Huston Street and Dontrelle Willis) and two Rolaids Relief Award Winners (Chad Cordero and Billy Wagner).

The team is allowed to submit up to 60 players on their Provisional Roster that will be turned in to World Baseball Classic, Inc. by Tuesday's deadline.

The final Team USA 30-man roster will not be determined until 24 hours prior to the start of the World Baseball Classic -- which begins March 3 in Japan. Team USA opens play in the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday, March 7 at 2 p.m. ET local time vs. Mexico at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz.

The initial 42-man Provisional Roster:

Starting pitchers
Bonderman, Jeremy, RHP -- Detroit Tigers
Clemens, Roger, RHP -- Free agent (formerly Houston Astros)
Halladay, Roy, RHP -- Toronto Blue Jays
Hudson, Tim, RHP -- Atlanta Braves
Leiter, Al, LHP -- New York Yankees
Peavy, Jake, RHP -- San Diego Padres
Pettitte, Andy, LHP -- Houston Astros
Sabathia, C.C., LHP -- Cleveland Indians
Willis, Dontrelle, LHP -- Florida Marlins

Relief pitchers
Cordero, Chad, RHP -- Washington Nationals
Fuentes, Brian, LHP -- Colorado Rockies
Jones, Todd, RHP -- Detroit Tigers
Lidge, Brad, RHP -- Houston Astros
Nathan, Joe, RHP -- Minnesota Twins
Shields, Scot, RHP -- Los Angeles Angels
Street, Huston, RHP -- Oakland Athletics
Timlin, Mike, RHP -- Boston Red Sox
Wagner, Billy, LHP -- New York Mets
Wheeler, Dan, RHP -- Houston Astros

Barrett, Michael -- Chicago Cubs
Lo Duca, Paul -- New York Mets
Mauer, Joe -- Minnesota Twins
Moeller, Chad -- Milwaukee Brewers
Schneider, Brian -- Washington Nationals
Varitek, Jason -- Boston Red Sox

Counsell, Craig -- Arizona Diamondbacks
Ensberg, Morgan -- Houston Astros
Hall, Bill -- Milwaukee Brewers
Jeter, Derek -- New York Yankees
Jones, Chipper -- Atlanta Braves
Lee, Derrek -- Chicago Cubs
Rollins, Jimmy -- Philadelphia Phillies
Teixeira, Mark -- Texas Rangers
Utley, Chase -- Philadelphia Phillies
Wright, David -- New York Mets
Young, Michael -- Texas Rangers

Berkman, Lance -- Houston Astros
Bonds, Barry -- San Francisco Giants
Crawford, Carl -- Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Damon, Johnny -- New York Yankees
Griffey Jr., Ken -- Cincinnati Reds
Wells, Vernon -- Toronto Blue Jays