Two Giants named to Team USA WBC provisional roster

Two Giants named to Team USA WBC provisional roster
January 17, 2013, 11:30 am
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Ryan Vogelsong (left) and Jeremy Affeldt (right) will be a part of Team USA's pitching staff for the 2013 World Baseball Classic. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Giants' pitchers Jeremy Affeldt and Ryan Vogelsong have been added to Team USA's 28-man roster for the World Baseball Classic, announced by USA Baseball on Thursday. 

The provisional roster can be amended but must be finalized by Feb. 20, with Team USA's first round of games beginning March 8 at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. 

Both Affeldt and Vogelsong will be less than five months removed from stellar postseason performances that aided the Giants toward their second World Series championship in three years when the tournament begins. 

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Vogelsong started four games and went 3-0 with a 1.09 ERA during the 2012 postseason, allowing just 3 earned runs and 16 hits over 24.2 innings pitched.

Affledt did not allow a run over 10.1 innings pitched during the 2012 postseason. In Game 4 of the World Series, Affeldt struck out the meat of the Detroit Tigers' lineup -- Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Delmon Young -- in order after relieving starter Matt Cain in the bottom of the eighth with the score tied at three.

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Joe Torre will manage Team USA for the World Baseball Classic, which culminates at the Giants' home field -- AT&T Park -- in the tournament's final game on March 19. 

Complete Team USA Provisional Roster:

Jeremy Affeldt - San Francisco Giants - LHP
J.P. Arencibia - Toronto Blue Jays - C
Heath Bell - Arizona Diamondbacks - RHP
Willie Bloomquist - Arizona Diamondbacks - UTL
Mitchell Boggs - St. Louis Cardinals - RHP
Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers - OF
Steve Cishek - Miami Marlins - RHP
Tim Collins - Kansas City Royals - LHP
R.A. Dickey - Toronto Blue Jays - RHP
Luke Gregerson - San Diego Padres - RHP
Derek Holland - Texas Rangers - LHP
Adam Jones - Baltimore Orioles - OF
Craig Kimbrel - Atlanta Braves - RHP
Jonathan Lucroy - Milwaukee Brewers - C
Joe Mauer - Minnesota Twins - C
Kris Medlen - Atlanta Braves - RHP
Chris Perez - Cleveland Indians - RHP
Glen Perkins - Minnesota Twins - LHP
Vinnie Pestano - Cleveland Indians - RHP
Brandon Phillips - Cincinnati Reds - IF
Jimmy Rollins - Philadelphia Phillies - IF
Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins - OF
Mark Teixeira - New York Yankees - IF
Shane Victorino - Boston Red Sox - OF
Ryan Vogelsong - San Francisco Giants - RHP
David Wright - New York Mets - IF
Ben Zobrist - Tampa Bay Rays - UTL

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