Late WBC News for March 1, 2013

Okay, you can see the early news here, or go below the jump for the most recent news.

Injuries and “personal issues” have taken out two more WBC players: Jose Valverde has dropped out of Team DR due to “personal issues” and has been replaced by Lorenzo Barcelo, and Chris Perez, well…

No word yet on who will replace Perez on the Team USA roster, but Jon Morosi says he’s been told it will be by Sunday and speculates it might be J.J. Putz.

The starting pitchers tonight and tomorrow morning:

Taipei (Chien-Ming Wang) vs. Australia (Chris Oxspring), 11:30 PM ET

Brazil (Rafael Fernandes) vs. Japan (Masahiro Tanaka), 5:00 AM ET

Netherlands (Diegomar Markwell) vs. Korea (Suk-Min Yoon), 6:30 AM ET

Finally, here’s how some notable WBC players did today in Spring Training action:

Giancarlo Stanton (MIA/USA): 0-3, RBI, BB, SO

Jimmy Rollins (PHI/USA): 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 BB

Robinson Cano (NYY/DR): 2-3, RBI

Adam Jones (BAL/USA): 0-3

Brett Lawrie (TOR/CAN): 1-2, HR, 2 RBI, SO

David Wright (NYM/USA): 1-3, RBI, SO

Hanley Ramirez (LAD/DR): 2-3, RBI

Adrian Gonzalez (LAD/MX): 0-2, SO

Carlos Gonzalez (COL/VZ): 2-3, HR,  3 RBI, SO

John Axford (MIL/CAN): 1 IP, 2 H, ER, K

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