Vinnie Pestano to play for Team USA in World Baseball Classic

Vinnie Pestano will suit for the United States when they take the field for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Pestano, 27, was one of the Tribe’s few bright spots in 2012, finishing the season with an ERA of 2.57, with two saves and 76 strikeouts (to 24 walks) in 70 innings of work.

The World Baseball Classic was founded in 2005 and Japan has won both of the two WBC tournaments. The United States finished fourth in 2009.

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  • nullster

    Probably should update this to say Perez is going as well.

  • FearTheRoo

    Pestano has easily become my favorite pitcher. I hope he will be on the Tribe for a long time, and eventually be our permanent closer. But until then the 1-2 punch of Pestano-Perez has to one of the best in the league. Crazy how management is so good at picking bullpen pitchers, yet so bad at building a rotation.