Tim Anderson wants to represent his country

Tim Anderson wants to represent his country

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Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is the latest man in line to agree to represent the United States at the World Baseball Classic. < /p>

Anderson's name is currently on the injured list due to surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left middle finger. The procedure, which he underwent Aug. 11, requires six weeks to recover from.

Anderson has batted .301 this season, batting 100 hits and scoring 50 runs in 79 games. He was invited to the All-Star Game for the second year in a row.

In addition to Anderson, Mookie Betts, Mike Trout, Pete Alonso, Paul Goldschmidt, Trevor Story, Bryce Harper, Nolan Arenado, J.T. Realmuto and Cedric Mullins have also indicated their interest in wearing their country's colors next March.

Held every four years, the Classic was originally scheduled to take place in 2021. However, it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19.

For the first time, 20 countries will try to be crowned world champions at the Classic. Canada, like 15 other nations, has already qualified by virtue of its participation in the last Classic, in 2017. The representatives of the maple leaf had then lost their three games of the preliminary tournament.