Beltre, Lucroy lead Rangers' contingent in WBC 2017

Beltre, Lucroy lead Rangers' contingent in WBC 2017

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers will have 10 players participating in the World Baseball Classic this spring.

Third baseman Adrian Beltre will be playing for the Dominican Republic, pitcher Sam Dyson and catcher Jonathan Lucroy will be with Team USA, catcher Robinson Chirinos, second baseman Rougned Odor and pitcher Martin Perez are playing for Venezuela, pitcher Alex Claudio is playing for Puerto Rico and infielder Jurickson Profar is playing for the Netherlands.

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In addition, Minor League left-hander Reiver Sanmartin is on the Colombia roster, and Adam Loewen -- who signed a Minor League deal on Monday -- will play for Canada. Sanmartin, 20, pitched for the Rangers' team in the Dominican Summer League last year. 

The World Baseball Classic runs from March 6-22. In the U.S., games will air live exclusively in English on MLB Network and on an authenticated basis via MLBNetwork.com/watch, while ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN will provide the exclusive Spanish-language coverage. MLB.TV Premium subscribers in the U.S. will have access to watch every tournament game live on any of the streaming service's 400-plus supported devices. Internationally, the tournament will be distributed across all forms of television, internet, mobile and radio in territories excluding the U.S., Puerto Rico and Japan. Get tickets for games at Marlins Park, Tokyo Dome, Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, Estadio Charros de Jalisco in Mexico, Petco Park, as well as the Championship Round at Dodger Stadium, while complete coverage -- including schedules, video, stats and gear -- is available at WorldBaseballClassic.com.

Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo (South Korea), shortstop Elvis Andrus (Venezuela) and pitcher Yu Darvish (Japan) are not participating due to medical concerns.

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Beltre is playing for the first time since 2006. This will also be the second time for Lucroy, who was with Team USA in 2013, and Profar, who was with the Netherlands in 2009 as a native of Curacao.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.