Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia is going to be suiting up for another team this spring — Team U.S.A.
The 27-year-old Miami native announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he had been selected to play for the United States at the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
“Talking to a legend Joe Torre is a good way to start a week!! Honored to put on that USA jersey again!!” tweeted Arencibia from his verified account, adding the hashtag “#LetsGetIt.”
Torre, who managed the New York Yankees to four World Series titles, is Major League Baseball’s executive vice-president for baseball operations. He will be Team U.S.A.’s manager for the WBC.
The official lineups for the WBC — a tournament featuring 16 national teams and held every four years — won’t be announced until Thursday.