The Twins have 4 players selected to play in the World Baseball Classic.  The four are catcher Joe Mauer (USA), relief pitcher Glen Perkins (USA), first baseman Justin Morneau (Canada) and catcher Drew Butera (Italy).  The World Baseball Classic will be played in March of 2013.

The World Baseball Classic was also played in 2006 and 2009.  More than 1.5 Million fans typically attend the World Baseball Classic.

Pitchers and catchers report for the Twins at spring training in Fort Myers, Florida on February 12.