Alex Bregman to play for USA in World Baseball Classic

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Former LSU star Alex Bregman announced on Friday via Twitter that he will play for Team USA in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.


The former All-American hit .264/.313/.478 with eight home runs and 34 RBIs in 217 plate appearances for the Houston Astros upon his first big league call-up last season.

Also eligible to play for Team Israel in the event, Bregman has represented the United States four times previously. He played on 16U, 18U and Team USA Collegiate National Teams.

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