Seattle Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders was named to the All-WBC (World Baseball Classic) team along with USA’s David Wright and the Dominican Republic’s Robinson Cano.
Canada’s Michael Saunders, of the Mariners, hit a two-run homer off starter Derek Holland and was chosen the Group D MVP, going 8 for 11 in the tournament with seven RBIs.
Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders homered and the Twins’ Justin Morneau had an RBI walk as Team Canada began preparations for the WBC with a 7-4 exhibition win over the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday. Canada is looking to advance beyond the first round for the first time after early exits in 2006 and 2009.
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Before getting too worked up over the Seattle Mariners’ preseason preparations, outfielder Michael Saunders, pitcher Oliver Perez and infielder Alex Liddi are looking forward to the World Baseball Classic. Saunders will play for Canada, Perez for Mexico and Liddi for Italy, with all three nations competing in Group D of the opening round in Arizona from March 7-10.
While there is a great deal of enthusiasm about the Seahawks and their prospects for next season, the Mariners are still a team that could make its hometown proud.
The annual event for fans to meet the players takes place January 26-27 at Safeco Field.
Mike Carp, John Jaso, Dan Wilson, Dave Sims and the Mariner Moose are taking part in the first portion of the three-week trek across the Pacific Northwest.
As a member of Leones del Caracas, Franklin Gutierrez hit .349 with 19 RBIs in 22 games.
Angels’ starter Dan Haren struggled in his final start of the 2012 season Tuesday night, giving up a first-inning homer to Seattle’s Kyle Seager in the Angels’ 6-1 loss to the Mariners.