World Baseball Classic dates set for Arizona
Chase Field and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick will host first-round games March 7-10 in the World Baseball Classic.
The games will involve the four teams from Pool D: The United States, Mexico, Italy and a qualifier to be determined.
First-round pool play will also be held in Taichung, Taiwan (Australia, Korea, Netherlands, qualifier); Fukuoka, Japan (Japan, China, Cuba, qualifier); and San Juan, Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, qualifer).
Second-round games will be played in Tokyo and Miami, with the semifinals and finals at AT&T Park in San Francisco, March 17 through 19.