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Langley trio named to Baseball Canada roster

Some familiar names in Langley baseball circles are on the provisional roster for Baseball Canada’s entry into this spring’s World Baseball Classic.

Brett Lawrie, Scott Mathieson and Tyson Gillies were on the list of 23 players released by Baseball Canada on Jan. 11.

All three played in the Langley Blaze program.

Lawrie, who turns 23 on Friday (Jan. 18) is the starting third-baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays while the 24-year-old Gillies is an outfielder in the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

Mathieson is a 28-year-old right-handed pitcher who helped the Yomiuri Giants win the 2012 Japan Series title.

Canada begins play at the World Baseball Classic on March 8 in Arizona.

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