Team USA's attempt to defend its World Baseball Classic title at the 2023 version of the event fell apart Tuesday night as Japan won 3-2. Mike Trout, Trea Turner, Mookie Betts, Nolan Arenado and Adam Wainwright were on USA Baseball's star-studded roster.
Team USA entered the tournament with the second-best odds to win the 2023 World Baseball Classic, per Caesars Sportsbook, trailing only the Dominican Republic -- a team ousted in pool play. The U.S. beat Puerto Rico to win the championship in 2017.
Below is Team USA's roster and schedule (complete with TV information). Some players like Bryce Harper and Clayton Kershaw initially intended to play for Team USA but had to drop out of the event over injury concerns.
Team USA 2023 World Baseball Classic Roster
PitchersJason Adam, RaysDaniel Bard, RockiesDavid Bednar, PiratesKyle Freeland, RockiesKendall Graveman, White SoxMerrill Kelly, DiamondbacksLance Lynn, White SoxNick Martinez, PadresMiles Mikolas, CardinalsAdam Ottavino, MetsRyan Pressly, AstrosBrooks Raley, MetsBrady Singer, RoyalsAdam Wainwright, CardinalsDevin Williams, Brewers
Team USA World Baseball Classic schedule, scores
All games on Fox and FS1 can be streamed on fuboTV (try for free).March 11: United States 6, Great Britain 2March 12: Mexico 11, United States 5March 13: United States 12, Canada 1 (F/7)
March 15: United State 3, Colombia 1March 18: United States 9, Venezuela 7 (quarterfinals)March 19: United States 14, Cuba 2 (semifinals)March 21: Japan 3, United States 2 (championship)