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Full coverage: World Baseball Classic 2023

He World Classic 2023 is underway with 20 countries participating in the international tournament. This is the fifth edition of the tournament that has been held and the first since 2017.

Pool play began on March 8 in Phoenix, Miami, Tokyo, and Taichung, Taiwan, with Miami also hosting the quarterfinals, semifinals, and championship. The quarterfinals begin on March 15, the semifinals on March 19 and 20, and the championship game on March 21. USA He is the defending champion.

Several stars from the Dodgers, Angels and MLB are playing in the WBC like Shohei Ohtani, Julio Urías, Mookie Betts, Mike Trout, Freddie Freeman, Austin Barnes, Will Smith, Trea Turner and others.

Watch The Times’ full coverage of the 2023 World Baseball Classic.