The World Baseball Classic is just around the corner. The team participating in the 2017 tournament have until Feb. 6 to confirm their rosters, but few MLB stars have already been confirmed this week — including three Astros players.
Jose Altuve (Venezuela), Carlos Correa (Puerto Rico), and Carlos Beltran (Puerto Rico) were among 30 players announced as confirmed particpants.
Correa will have an interesting time with Puerto Rico as he’ll play with fellow uber-shortstop Francisco Lindor.
The Astros may also have two players on Team USA if they make the cut — outfielder George Springer and infield Alex Bregman.
Springer is also eligible to play for Puerto Rico. Bregman is eligible to play for Israel because he is Jewish.
Bregman already helped Team USA win a championship. He was on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in 2014 that defeated Japan 6-3 to win the 27th edition of the Haarlem-Honkbal Week.