NEW YORK -- Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera, World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval and Cy Young knuckleballer R.A. Dickey are among 45 major league All-Stars on the rosters for the World Baseball Classic.
The final rosters were announced Thursday. The 16-team tournament begins next month.
Japan won the first two WBC tournaments. This year's Japanese team does not include any players from Major League Baseball.
The Italian team includes New York Yankees minor league Pat Venditte, who is an ambidextrous pitcher.