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Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Players' union director Tony Clark said communication was made with Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez after Gonzalez was upset over a tie-breaker rule that eliminated his Mexico team from the WBC: "We appreciate Adrian and what he brings to the table, not just for his country, but for our game. We understood the comments that Adrian made and did have dialogue with Adrian understanding where those comments came from and why they came in the fashion that they did and are confident that as the tournament moves forward, and that as our game moves forward, that Adrian's support and his place in the game are in a good place."

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Team USA's lineup for Wednesday's WBC title game vs. Puerto Rico: Ian Kinsler, 2B Adam Jones, CF Christian Yelich, LF Nolan Arenado, 3B Eric Hosmer, 1B Andrew McCutchen, RF Brandon Crawford, SS Giancarlo Stanton, DH Jonathan Lucroy, C Marcus Stroman, P

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Team Puerto Rico's lineup for Wednesday's WBC title game vs. USA: Angel Pagan, LF Francisco Lindor, SS Carlos Correa, 3B Carlos Beltran, DH Yadier Molina, C Javier Baez, 2B Eddie Rosario, RF T.J. Rivera, 1B Enrique Hernandez, CF Seth Lugo, P

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

With 2020 being an Olympic year MLB commissioner Rob Manfred expects the next World Baseball Classic would be in 2021.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says that a crowd of over 50,000 is expected at Dodger Stadium for Wednesday night's WBC championship game between the United States and Puerto Rico.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said he expects about 50,000 fans at Dodger Stadium tonight for the World Baseball Classic Final.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Torre catching up with Jim Leyland before the World Baseball Classic Final.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Puerto Rico is in the home dugout at Dodger Stadium, the United States is in the visitor's.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Can Puerto Rico remain undefeated and win the World Baseball Classic tonight?

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Shawn Green and Omar Minaya on the field during Team USA batting practice.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Jim Leyland during Team USA batting practice.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

It's a beautiful day at Dodger Stadium for the World Baseball Classic Final between Team USA and Team Puerto Rico.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs bench coach Davey Martinez recalled the late Dallas Green pushing him one winter after Martinez had a ton of at-bats in various leagues that season. He estimated he had something like 700 at-bats and just wanted to go home. Green told him to go get "900 at-bats" in winter ball leading to Martinez making the Cubs roster soon after. Martinez: "Could be hard at times but you respected that. Just a good overall guy."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Jon Lester discuss his latest start on Wednesday in a minor league game. He was sharper than his last outing; he has one more spring start before opening day.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss how he hopes the Cubs tighten their game in the final week before the regular season.

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ESPN Stats and Information  

There are 27 players on current 40-man rosters who were born in Puerto Rico, meaning that Puerto Rican-born players represent 2.25% of major league rosters. Puerto Rico is 7-0 and in the finals of the World Baseball Classic.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Zobrist has been scratched from tonight's game against the Reds due to a stiff neck.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Puerto Rico manager Edwin Rodríguez says the only pitcher NOT available out the bullpen tonight is Héctor Santiago. Hopes Seth Lugo can give him 5 innings; Lugo will be followed by José Berríos.

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer speaking with reporters just now regarding Dallas Green. Compared favorably what current front office has done building the Cubs to what Green did back in the 80's. Hoyer referenced the passing of Jerry Krause as well: "It's been a sad sports week for Chicago."