New York Yankees’ shortstop Didi Gregorius, among others, is expected to represent the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic.
Kenley Jansen, who played for the team during the last two tournaments, will be absent.
Additionally, his .276/.304/.447 slash line, OPS of .751 and a career-high 20 home runs earned him a nomination for the Hank Aaron award. The last Yankee to take home the award was Jeter, back in 2009.
The Netherlands’ team has played in all three of the World Baseball Classic tournaments held and achieved its highest finish, 4th (semifinals), in the last tournament only to lose to the eventual champion, the Dominican Republic.
In WBC play, they own a 7–10 record.