Team USA Adds Grabow and Bell…

Team USA’s roster has had more changes to it in the last 72 hours than the Red Sox have made to their roster all winter. My goodness.

According to MLB.com, Pirates lefty John Grabow will replace Brian Fuentes for the 1st round of the WBC. Because Grabow plays for the Pirates he is one of the more underrated relief pitchers in the game. Grabow had a 2.84 era with 62 K’s in 76 IP with the Pirates last season. Fuentes will miss the 1st round due to “family issues.”

In other Team USA news, it was announced that Heath Bell was added to the roster as well. I am assuming Team USA had a roster spot open because Victorino replaced Sizemore, Dunn replaced Hawpe, Hawkins replaced Nathan and Hanrahan replaced Ryan. Who does Bell replace?

Either way, Bell since joining the Padres has been one of the best set-up guys in baseball and a much more valuable addition than LaTroy Hawkins.

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