Sources: Butera, Cervelli will play for Italy in WBC

Sources: Butera, Cervelli will play for Italy in WBC

Catchers Drew Butera and Francisco Cervelli have been added to Team Italy's roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic, sources told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi.

Both backstops previously played in the World Baseball Classic for Team Italy. Cervelli participated in 2009, while Butera played in 2013.

Cervelli is a nine-year Major League veteran with the Pirates, while Butera, a seven-year veteran, recently re-signed with the Royals.

Butera's two-run blast

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