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Team Israel’s Baseball Classic Roster Includes Green, Kapler

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Team Israel has announced its 28-man roster for the World Baseball Classic Qualifier, which begins this week.

Two former Major League Baseball players, Shawn Green and Gabe Kapler, will play outfield when Israel faces South Africa in Jupiter, Fla. on Sept. 19, according to a news release. The double-elimination tournament will send its overall winner to the baseball classic in March.

Green and Kapler are also Team Israel’s coaches; former MLB catcher Brad Ausmus will manage the team.

Three Israelis, Alon Leichman, Shlomo Upetz and Dan Rothem, are among the pitchers. The remaining players come from Minor League Baseball teams.

White Sox Jewish Third Baseman Will Play for Israel at World Baseball Classic

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis said he will play for Israel at the World Baseball Classic.

Youkilis told Israel Sports Radio Wednesday that he would play for Team Israel if he is healthy. This season, the three-time All Star is hitting .241 with 15 home runs and 47 runs batted in. He has been hampered by injuries for much of the past three seasons.

Israel is one of 16 countries invited to play in next month’s qualifying round, and the top four teams advance to the 2013 classic.

Youkilis also said there are other Jewish Major League Baseball players who want to play.

Diaspora Jews are eligible to play on behalf of Israel.

Former MLB player Brad Ausmus has signed on as coach and retired players Shawn Green and Gabe Kapler have agreed to assist as coaches and players for the Israeli team.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/white-sox-jewish-third-baseman-will-play-for-israel-at-world-baseball-classic/2012/08/23/

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