Former UE star Kyle Freeland commits to play for Team USA in World Baseball Classic

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland throws during the first inning of a baseball...
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, July 25, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)(Morry Gash | AP)
Published: Dec. 2, 2022 at 3:02 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Former University of Evansville baseball star and Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland committed to play for Team USA in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) on Friday.

In only six seasons, Freeland sits ninth all-time in Rockies victories, while his 114 ERA+ ranks second in franchise history.

He joins an all-star lineup as USA Baseball seeks its second consecutive WBC title.

MLB reports that rosters won’t be finalized until later this winter.

Team USA begins competition in Phoenix on March 11, squaring off against Mexico, Colombia, Canada and Great Britain in pool play.