Team USA adds Tuscaloosa Native for World Baseball Classic
Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson announced on social media that he will be joining the Team USA roster for the World Baseball Classic in March.
The Tuscaloosa-native will join the United States roster that already includes some of the biggest names in the sport like Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies and Mookie Betts of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The World Baseball Classic is an international baseball tournament featuring different countries around the globe highlighted by some of baseball's most popular players.
Anderson has not played for the White Sox since early August after suffering a torn ligament in his left hand that required surgery. Although he may miss the rest of the season for Chicago, he is expected to be fully healthy by the WBC in March.
The two-time All-Star and one of the most electrifying players in Major League Baseball was batting an average of .301 with 6 home runs and 25 RBIs before the injury.
The White Sox currently remain 4-games behind the Cleveland Guardians in the AL Central, desperately missing Anderson’s presence in the lineup. Only time will determine whether Anderson will return for the last stretch of the MLB season.