Right handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo and catcher Martin Maldonado are the latest Milwaukee Brewers committed to playing in the World Baseball Classic this spring.
Gallardo will play for Mexico and Maldonado will play for Puerto Rico.
A total of seven Brewers now have committed to the WBC. Outfielder Ryan Braun and catcher Jonathan Lucroy were first added to Team USA’s roster. A short time later, relievers John Axford and Jim Henderson, along with infielder Taylor Green will play for Team Canada.
With Lucroy and Maldonado playing in the WBC, the Brewers will be missing their top two catchers for a few weeks during spring training.
WRN contributor Justin Hull from WSCO/WHBY Radio in Appleton discussed Brewers and the WBC with Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash on Tuesday night at the Red Smith Sports Banquet.