At last, a nation can breathe easy. Cincinnati Reds first baseman and good ol’ Etobicoke boy, Joey Votto, has committed to Team Canada for the World Baseball Classic.
It is official: Joey Votto on Canada roster.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 22, 2013
Votto joins the likes of Justin Morneau, Brett Lawrie, Russell Martin, and Michael Saunders, to name a few, as Canada prepares to open their tournament on March 8 versus Italy. Canada will then face Mexico on March 9, and the United States the following day.
The rest of the Canadian roster can be viewed here.