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Justin Morneau will lead Canada at WBSC Premier12


Baseball Canada announced the 28-man roster that will compete in the WBSC Premier12. Canada will be managed once again by Ernie Whitt, a former MLB catcher who has been at the helm of the Canadian National Team since 1999.

“It is truly an honour to be asked to manage this team, so I’m thankful for the opportunity to once again represent Canada,” said Whitt. “Our staff is very pleased with the roster we’ve been able to put together, and we’re looking forward to fielding a competitive team at Premier12.”


Ernie Whitt during a team presentation at the Premier12 2015


Canada’s roster includes 14 players who were on the team that won a silver medal at the Pan Am Games last Summer and 11 players with MLB experience.
Former American League MVP Justin Morneau came off retirement to help his Country chase a spot in the 2020 Olympics. The other former Big Leaguers are Michael Saunders, an American League All-Star in 2016, Phillippe Aumont, Chris Leroux, Adam Loewen, Scott Mathieson, Dustin Molleken, Dalton Pompey, Scott Richmond, Rene Tosoni and Rob Zastryzny.

The full roster:

PITCHERS (13) Philippe Aumont, Broxk Dyxhoorn, Chris Leroux, Adam Loewen, Brandon Marklund, Scott Mathieson, Will Mc Affer, Dustin Molleken, Daniel Precopio, Dylan Rheault, Scott Richmond, Evan Rutckvi, Rob Zastryzny

CATCHERS (2) Kellin Deelan, Dustin Houle

INFIELDERS (7) Wes Darvill, Charles Leblanc, Jordan Lennerton, Jonathan Malo, Justin Morneau, Eric Wood, Andy Yerzy

OUTFIELDERS (6) Gareth Morgan, Connor Panas, Dalton Pompey, Tristan Pompey, Michael Saunders, Rene Tosoni

The coaching staff includes former National League MVP Larry Walker, Denis Boucher, Tim Leiper and Greg Hamilton.

Canada will compete in group C and will face the hosts Korea, Cuba and Australia at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul

The Premier12 official website

Cover photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America