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The 23-year-old Baez was born in Puerto Rico before moving to Florida when he was 12 years old.
Puerto Rico is one of the four teams in Pool D of the World Baseball Classic, along with Mexico, Venezuela and Italy. Pool D begins play on March 9 in Jalisco, Mexico.
Other Major Leaguers expected to play for Puerto Rico include Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, who faced Baez in the World Series, and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, who has played in every World Baseball Classic.
David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.