Only one New York Mets player will take the field in the World Baseball Classic this season.
David Wright will be the only Met playing in the World Baseball Classic this year. He played for the team in 2009 as well, wearing number four since manager Davey Johnson claimed five. He batted .281 in eight games with five RBI, three walks, and a stolen base.
No Mets players are on the Italian roster, but Mike Piazza is again listed as a coach. Italy did not advance in 2009, their sole victory coming against Canada.
Much like 2009, Johan Santana wanted to join former Met Francisco Rodriguez and pitch for Venezuela, but he and the Mets will be cautious and he'll remain in Port St. Lucie.
Teams Eliminated in the Qualifying Round
Mets minor league catcher Kai Gronauer went 2/11 with five walks across four games.
Three Mets joined former Met Shawn Green on the Israeli team. Josh Satin went 3-for-11 with four walks. Minor leaguer Jeff Kaplan pitched two innings, allowing a run on two hits. Minor leaguer Jeremy Gould is also listed on the roster, but he did not pitch.
Minor leaguer Hamilton Bennett pitched an inning and two thirds for Great Britain, allowing one run on one hit, two walks, a hit batsman and two strikeouts.