The Chicago White Sox will have at least one representative in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. MLB announced Friday that Tim Anderson will play for Team USA in the 2023 international showcase.
Anderson joins a loaded American roster that features stars from across MLB. Most recently, Los Angeles Dodgers' cornerstone outfielder Mookie Betts joined the squad. Mike Trout, Pete Alonso, Paul Goldschmidt, Trevor Story, Bryce Harper, Nolan Arenado, J.T. Realmuto, and Cedric Mullins are among the other committed players.
Tim Anderson's resume includes two All-Star selections, a Silver Slugger Award, and the 2019 AL batting title. He is a career 19.2 fWAR player with a .288/.316/.442 slash line, 97 home runs, 313 RBIs, and a 104 wRC+. The Sox' shortstop is slashing .301/.339/.395 with six home runs, 25 RBIs, and a 111 wRC+ in 351 plate appearances across 79 games this season.
The 29-year-old is currently on the shelf due to a wrist injury. While his primary focus is on returning to the Chicago White Sox for the season's home stretch, he has an exciting venture to look forward to next March.
Team USA headlines Pool C at the 2023 World Baseball Classic. Tim Anderson and the Americans will square off against Canada, Mexico, Colombia, and a qualifier team at Chase Field in Phoenix from March 11-15, 2023.