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Maestri and Andruw Jones to lead Team Europe against the Japanese

The manager of the All Euro Team, Steve Janssen (manager of the Dutch National Team, 2014 European Champions) has made note of the 28 ball players that he will be brining with him to Tokyo, Japan to take on the Japanese National Team on the 10th and 11th of March at the world famous Tokyo Dome. The European roster of 28 will be lead by Andrew Jones (Dutch heritage) and Alessandro Maestri (Italian born). 

List of Players:

Pitchers (14) Sommer, Stoecklin (Germany); Escalona, Maestri (Italy); Nacar (Spain); Ozanich (France); Markwell, Cordemans, Tom Stuifbergen, Martis, van Mil, Van den Hurk, Yintema, Heijstek (Holland)

Catchers (3) Ochoa (Spain); Dashenko, Boekhoudt (Holland)

Infielders (5) Curt Smith, Duursma (Holland); Vaglio, Infante (Italy); Angulo (Spain)

Outfielders (4) Desimoni, Chiarini (Italy); Fernando Martinez (Spain); Sams (Holland)

UTILITY (1) De Caster (Holland)

DH (1) Andruw Jones (Holland)

 

Roster and player profiles on the official site of the WBSC

 

Manager: Steve Janssen

Bench Coach: Marco Mazzieri 

Assistant Coach: Wim Martinus 

Pitching Coach: Martin Brunner

Hitting Coach: Sidney De Jong 

3rd Base Coach: Ben Thijssen 

1st Base Coach: Augusto Medina 

S&C: Gianni Natale

Manual Therapist: Rob Tamminga

Trainer: Massimo Baldi

Chef D’Equipe: Gijs Seldenrijk

Business Manager: Peter Meijers

 

The Japanese 26 man Roster:

Manager: Hiroki Kokubo

Pitchers (10) Shintaro Fujinami (Hanshin Tigers), Shoichi Ino (Yokohama Bay Stars), Kazuhisa Makita (Seibu Lions), Katsuki Matayoshi (Chunichi Dragons), Takahiro Matsuba (Orix Buffaloes), Yuki Matsui (Rakuten Eagles), Yuji Nishino (Chiba Lotte Mariners), Daichi Osera (Hiroshima Carp), Hirokazu Sawamura (Yomiuri Giants), Shota Takeda (Softbank Hawks) 

Catchers (4) Tsubasa Aizawa (Hiroshima Carp), Hikaru Ito (Orix Buffaloes), Seiji Kobayashi (Yomiuri Giants), Motohiro Shima (Rakuten Eagles) 

Infielders (7) Ginji Akaminai (Rakuten Eagles), Kenta Imamiya (Softbank Hawks), Ryosuke Kikuchi (Hiroshima Carp), Nobuhiro Matsuda (Softbank Hawks), Sho Nakata (Nippon Ham Fighters), Hayato Sakamoto (Yomiuri Giants),Tetsuto Yamada (Yakult Swallows) 

Outfielders (5) Yoshihiro Maru (Hiroshima Carp), Yohei Oshima (Chunichi Dragons), Yuhei Takai (Yakult Swallows), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo (Yokohama Bay Stars), Yuki Yanagita (Softbank Hawks) 

 

The World Baseball Softball Confederation also announced that the Japanese company, Ascia, will be the main sponsor of Team Europe.