Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic 2013: Schedule, Roster and Predictions

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Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic 2013: Schedule, Roster and Predictions
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Jose Reyes and the Dominican Republic are hoping for better results this time around.

After finishing the 2009 tournament in ninth place, the Dominican Republic heads into the 2013 World Baseball Classic looking for redemption.

For as much quality major league talent as the Caribbean nation has produced over the years, the fact that it has failed to advance to the final round of previous World Baseball Classics is well, surprising to say the least.

With 17 active and two former MLB players on the roster, along with eight minor league prospects—all led by a former American League Manager of the Year in Tony Pena—the Dominican Republic enters opening-round play with an excellent chance of improving its all-time 6-4 record in the WBC.

Let's take a look at the squad that Pena has assembled and what it is up against.

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