SF Giants prospect Joey Marciano joins Team Italy for World Baseball Classic

Nov 23, 2022 287

Italy's manager Mike Piazza said, “Benvenuto nella squadra!” to SF Giants left-handed pitching prospect Joey Marciano as the Italian Baseball and Softball Federation announced the 27-year-old southpaw's inclusion on Team Italy's roster for the 2023 World Baseball Classic. Marciano is related to Italian-American boxing legend Rocky Marciano on his father's side.

Team Italy announced 13 players who are under contract to MLB teams, with the most prominent being Los Angeles Angels middle infielder David Fletcher, who finished 17th in the MVP voting in 2020. His brother Dominic, a consensus top-30 prospect in the Arizona Diamondbacks farm system system, is also on Team Italy.

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SOURCE: https://www.si.com/

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