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Mariners have 16 players on provisional WBC rosters

We've all been kind of wondering what Mariners would be participating in the World Baseball Classic. We knew that Ichiro Suzuki, Adrian Beltre and Felix Hernandez would, but others like Ryan Rowland-Smith were not quite as certain. Well, the respective teams released their provisional rosters for the 2009 WBC and 16 Mariners players, including 10 on the 40-man roster were on them. The 10-players from the 40-man were third most in baseball, tying the Red Sox. The Los Angeles Angels and Chicago Cubs had the most with 11.

Here's the complete list of team rosters in PDF format.

Here's the list of the Mariners on rosters by country.

Australia (1):

Ryan Rowland-Smith, LHP

Canada (1):

Phillippe Aumont, RHP

Chinese Taipei (1):

Kuo-Hui Lo, OF

Dominican Republic (1):

Adrian Beltre, 3B

Italy (1):

Alex Liddi, INF

Japan (2):

Kenji Johjima, C

Ichiro Suzuki, OF

Netherlands (2):

Greg Halman, OF

Kalian Sams, OF

Panama (1):

Manuel Campos, RHP

South Africa (1):

Anthony Phillips, INF

Venezuela (5):

Felix Hernandez, RHP

Cesar Jimenez, LHP

Carlos Silva, RHP

Jose Lopez, INF

Endy Chavez, OF

Each of the 16 Baseball Federations participating in the 2009 World Baseball Classic has submitted its provisional roster prior to today's deadline. Provisional rosters allow Federations to list up to 45 players from which the final 28-man rosters will be selected. Each Federation must submit its final roster, including a minimum of 13 pitchers and two catchers, by February 24th.