The 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) is right around the corner. So far, Brewers players Devin Williams, Abraham Toro, Luis Urias, and Rowdy Tellez have all committed to playing in the event. At the Brewers recent fan event Hot Stove & Cold Brews, Willy Adames and Freddy Peralta both expressed interest in playing for the Dominican Republic.
Here is what Willy Adames had to say about potentially playing in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
“As of right now, I’m 100% willing to go. I’m just waiting to see. I think time will tell if I’m going or not, but I’m always willing to play and represent my country. It would be a great experience for me and my family, so we’ll see how it goes. It would be a dream come true.”
Freddy Peralta echoed similar comments about playing in the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
“Playing for my country, representing my country is the best. It’s something when I was growing up as a little kid, I was watching those games and it was fun watching. Imagine playing and contributing to the team winning. Also, that kind of competition is what we’re looking for as a country. We know the USA has a great team, but we also have a great one too. Let’s see what’s going to happen.”
If Adames and Peralta do play in the WBC, the Dominican Republic plays from March 11-15 at loanDepot park in Miami. The Brewers spring training facility is in Arizona. This means that they would have to leave the club in order to play in the WBC.
Pitchers and catchers participating in the WBC are scheduled to report to spring training on Feb. 13 and position players on Feb. 16. This is a slightly different timeline than players not participating in the WBC.
We should officially hear within the next few weeks whether or not Willy Adames and/or Freddy Peralta will be playing in the 2023 WBC or not.