The 2013 World Baseball Classic is just six months away, with Dan Haren and Francisco Rodriguez under consideration to represent Mexico during the tournament in March. Bola Ensalivida (translated article here) reports that Haren and Rodriguez are on the list of 65 players currently under consideration by the Mexican Baseball Federation.
Teams are only allowed to select 13 pitchers, with 28 total players on the roster. Of the 65 players under consideration, 41 are pitchers.
Haren, a 10-year veteran, is currently 11-11 on the season with the Los Angeles Angels. In 27 games, Haren has a 4.41 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP in 159.1 innings. Haren is of Irish and Mexican descent.
Francisco Rodriguez -- not to be confused with the former Angels pitcher now with Milwaukee -- signed with the Angels as an undrafted free agent and has a 6.35 ERA in 40 games with the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees this season. He was a member of the Mexican National Baseball Team in 2009.
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