Seven Rangers players heading to World Baseball Classic

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Seven players from the Texas Rangers have been named to provisional rosters for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

• Adrian Beltre - Dominican Republic
• Nelson Cruz - Dominican Republic
• Alexi Ogando - Dominican Republic
• Jurickson Profar - Netherlands
• Engel Beltre - Spain
• Derek Holland - USA
• Elvis Andrus - Venezuela

This year's tournament features teams from 28 countries including the qualification rounds -- an increase over the 16 that competed in 2006 and 2009 -- who come together to celebrate baseball at its best. The Classic runs from March 1 through March 19 in venues in three countries.