Team USA’ first baseman Mark Teixeira hurt his wrist, so he won’t be playing in the WBC. The USA needs a first baseman… and fast! Who to call? Prince? Laroche? Nope.
Sure, he may have struggled a teeny bit last year, but he is having a great Cactus League season in 2013! Last year, one of the ESPN writers picked him as the backup first baseman on a WBC ideal team, so its not that big of a stretch. Plus he has already donned the red, white and blue!!