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    Classic presents big chance for scouts

    As baseball continues to grow globally, the World Baseball Classic could be the ideal stage for a young player from Italy, Korea, the Netherlands, Canada, Mexico or South Africa to draw interest from scouts working for Major League teams.

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    Mo remains a no for Classic

    Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, the highest profile Major League player from Panama, reiterated he will not participate in the World Baseball Classic.

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    Lee, Rivera head Panama's WBC roster

    Brewers outfielder Carlos Lee and Yankees closer Mariano Rivera were among 30 players with ties to a Major League organization named Wednesday to Panama's provisional roster for the inaugural World Baseball Classic.

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    Nine O's eligible for WBC

    Miguel Tejada and Melvin Mora head a list of nine Orioles players who have committed to play in the inaugural World Baseball Classic. The 16-team tournament will feature the world's best players competing for their home countries for the first time.