The Giants are sending eight players to the World Baseball Classic, more than any major-league club except the Milwaukee Brewers. Here are the Giants headed off to the WBC:

  • LHP Jeremy Affeldt: Playing for the U.S., which begins pool play March 8 against Mexico in Phoenix.

  • RHP Santiago Casilla: Playing for the Dominican Republic, which begins pool play Thursday against Venezuela in San Juan, P.R.

  • C Tyler LaTorre: Playing for Italy, which begins pool play Thursday against Mexico in Phoenix.

  • OF Angel Pagan: Playing for Puerto Rico, which begins pool play March 8 against Spain in San Juan, P.R.

  • RHP Sergio Romo: Playing for Mexico, which begins pool play Thursday against Italy in Phoenix.

  • 3B Pablo Sandoval: Playing for Venezuela, which begins pool play Thursday against the Dominican Republic in San Juan, P.R.

  • 2B Marco Scutaro: Playing for Venezuela, which begins pool play Thursday against the Dominican Republic in San Juan, P.R.

  • RHP Ryan Vogelsong: Playing for the U.S., which begins pool play March 8 against Mexico in Phoenix.