Baseball at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Team squads

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The following contains the team squads for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Canada Canada[edit]

[1][2] Manager: 21 - Terry Puhl, 10 - Greg Hamilton.

Coaches: 36 - Denis Boucher (Pitching coach), 2 - Rob Ducey.

Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
24 P James Avery June 10, 1984 United States Chattanooga Lookouts (AA)
35 P Chris Begg September 12, 1979 United States San Jose Giants (A+)
22 P Tim Burton July 30, 1983 United States Akron Aeros (AA)
37 P Rheal Cormier April 23, 1967 Canada Moncton Mets
23 P David Davidson April 23, 1984 United States Altoona Curve (AA)
31 P Steve Green January 26, 1978 United States Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
25 P Mike Johnson October 3, 1975 Taiwan La New Bears
32 P Brooks McNiven June 19, 1981 United States Connecticut Defenders (AA)
34 P Chris Reitsma December 31, 1977 Free agent
42 P R.J. Swindle July 7, 1983 United States Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA)
28 C David Corrente October 13, 1983 United States Dunedin Blue Jays (A)
30 C Chris Robinson May 12, 1984 United States Tennessee Smokies (AA)
17 Emerson Frostad January 13, 1983 United States Frisco RoughRiders (AA)
14 Brett Lawrie January 18, 1990 Canada Langley Blaze
11 IF Stubby Clapp February 24, 1973 United States Lexington Legends (coach)
15 IF Emmanuel Garcia March 4, 1986 United States Binghamton Mets (AA)
9 IF Matt Rogelstad September 13, 1982 United States Harrisburg Senators (AA)
40 IF Scott Thorman January 6, 1982 United States Richmond Braves (AAA)
29 Jimmy Van Ostrand August 7, 1984 United States Salem Avalanche (A)
19 OF Ryan Radmanovich August 9, 1971 United States Somerset Patriots
20 OF Michael Saunders November 19, 1986 United States Tacoma Rainiers (AAA)
7 OF Adam Stern February 12, 1980 United States Norfolk Tides (AAA)
33 OF Nick Weglarz March 11, 1981 United States Kinston Indians (A+)

Pete Orr was originally named to the team, but pulled out when he was called up to the major league roster of the Washington Nationals.[3] He was replaced by 22-year-old Emmanuel Garcia.[4] Scott Richmond was also removed from the team when he was called up by the Toronto Blue Jays. Pitcher James Avery was named as a replacement.[5]

China China[edit]

[6] Manager: Jim Lefebvre.

Coaches: Steven Ontiveros (Pitching coach).

Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
P Bu Tao January 1, 1983 China Sichuan Dragons
P Chen Junyi August 26, 1981 China Guangdong Leopards
P Chen Kun March 5, 1980 China Sichuan Dragons
P Guo Youhua September 29, 1983 China Sichuan Dragons
P Li Chenhao July 2, 1977 China Beijing Tigers
P Li Weiliang September 2, 1980 China Beijing Tigers
P Liu Kai October 11, 1987 United States Gulf Coast Yankees
P Lu Jiangang February 19, 1979 China Tianjin Lions
P Sun Guoqiang August 11, 1974 China Jiangsu Hope Stars
P Wang Nan October 7, 1981 China Beijing Tigers
P Xu Zheng May 10, 1981 China Beijing Tigers
P Zhang Li February 3, 1980 China Shanghai Eagles
C Wang Wei December 25, 1978 United States Arizona League Mariners
C Yang Yang May 19, 1986 China Beijing Tigers
IF Jia Yubing February 18, 1983 United States Arizona League Mariners
IF Zhang Yufeng February 9, 1977 China Shanghai Eagles
IF Sun Wei September 11, 1976 China Beijing Tigers
IF Hou Fenglian July 11, 1980 China Tianjin Lions
IF Jia Delong July 4, 1985 China Guangdong Leopards
OF Feng Fei February 18, 1983 China Sichuan Dragons
OF Li Lei June 24, 1984 China Beijing Tigers
OF Sun Lingfeng August 14, 1978 China Beijing Tigers
OF Wang Chao March 23, 1985 China Tianjin Lions
OF Zhang Hongbo June 6, 1980 China Guangdong Leopards

Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei[edit]

Manager: 2 - Hung I-Chung (洪一中 La New Bears).

Coaches: 83 - Hsieh Chang-Heng (謝長亨 Chinatrust Whales), 97 - Lu Ming-Tsu (呂明賜 La New Bears), 32 - Kung Jung-Tang (龔榮堂 National Training Team).

Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
12 P Lee Cheng-Chang (李振昌) October 21, 1986 Taiwan Taipei Physical Education College
17 P Tsao Chin-Hui (曹錦輝) June 2, 1981 MLB free agent
18 P Pan Wei-Lun (潘威倫) March 5, 1982 Taiwan Uni-President Lions
19 P Lo Chia-Jen (羅嘉仁) April 7, 1986 Taiwan Chinese Culture University
21 P Chen Wei-Yin (陳偉殷) June 12, 1985 Japan Chunichi Dragons
36 P Ni Fu-Te (倪福德) November 14, 1982 Taiwan Chinatrust Whales
46 P Yang Chien-Fu (陽建福) April 22, 1979 Taiwan Sinon Bulls
81 P Hsu Wen-hsiung (許文雄) December 5, 1978 Taiwan La New Bears
96 P Cheng Kai-Wen (鄭凱文) July 26, 1988 Taiwan Chinese Culture University
99 P Chang Chih-Chia (張誌家) May 6, 1980 Taiwan La New Bears
27 C Yeh Chun-Chang (葉君璋) October 25, 1972 Taiwan Sinon Bulls
34 C Kao Chih-kang (高志綱) February 7, 1981 Taiwan Uni-President Lions
41 C Chen Feng-Min (陳峰民) October 29, 1977 Taiwan La New Bears
6 IF Shih Chih-wei (石志偉) August 4, 1977 Taiwan La New Bears
7 IF Kuo Yen-Wen (郭嚴文) October 25, 1988 United States Gulf Coast Reds
11 IF Chiang Chih-Hsien (蔣智賢) February 21, 1988 United States Lancaster JetHawks (A+)
23 IF Peng Cheng-Min (彭政閔) August 6, 1978 Taiwan Brother Elephants
31 IF Lin Chih-Sheng (林智勝) January 1, 1982 Taiwan La New Bears
49 IF Chang Tai-Shan (張泰山)* October 31, 1976 Taiwan Sinon Bulls
24 OF Lin Che-Hsuan (林哲瑄) September 21, 1988 United States Greenville Drive (A)
28 OF Lo Kuo-Hui (羅國輝) September 26, 1985 United States High Desert Mavericks (A+)
52 OF Chen Chin-feng (陳金鋒) October 28, 1977 Taiwan La New Bears
55 OF Pan Wu-hsiung (潘武雄) March 11, 1981 Taiwan Uni-President Lions
66 OF Chang Chien-Ming (張建銘) July 27, 1980 Taiwan Sinon Bulls
  • On August 13, 2008 right before the Chinese Taipei vs. Netherlands match, Chang Tai-Shan was banned by the IBAF on showing up in the Olympics Games after he was tested positive for a banned substance.[7] The Chinese Taipei National baseball team could only finish the Olympics with the remaining 23 players.

Cuba Cuba[edit]

Manager: 6 - Antonio Pacheco.

Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
99 P Pedro Luis Lazo April 15, 1973 Cuba Pinar del Río
42 P Miguel Lahera January 24, 1985 Cuba La Habana
45 P Jonder Martínez June 22, 1978 Cuba La Habana
64 P Elier Sánchez October 4, 1986 Cuba Camagüey
62 P Yadier Pedroso April 9, 1986 Cuba La Habana
23 P Vicyohandri Odelín June 26, 1980 Cuba Camagüey
16 P Adiel Palma August 20, 1970 Cuba Cienfuegos
32 P Norberto González October 10, 1979 Cuba Cienfuegos
20 P Norge Luis Vera October 3, 1971 Cuba Santiago de Cuba
74 P Luis Miguel Rodríguez June 3, 1973 Cuba Holguín
8 C Ariel Pestano January 31, 1974 Cuba Villa Clara
40 C Rolando Meriño February 17, 1971 Cuba Santiago de Cuba
C Eriel Sánchez April 12, 1975 Cuba Sancti Spíritus
55 IF Alexander Mayeta February 22, 1977 Cuba Industriales
28 IF Héctor Olivera April 5, 1985 Cuba Santiago de Cuba
10 IF Yulieski Gourriel June 9, 1984 Cuba Sancti Spíritus
12 IF Michel Enríquez February 11, 1979 Cuba Isla de la Juventud
2 IF Eduardo Paret October 23, 1972 Cuba Villa Clara
3 IF Luis Miguel Navas February 2, 1980 Cuba Santiago de Cuba
1 OF Giorvis Duvergel September 8, 1979 Cuba Guantánamo
14 OF Yoandry Urgellés July 28, 1981 Cuba Industriales
88 OF Alexei Bell October 2, 1983 Cuba Santiago de Cuba
24 OF Frederich Cepeda April 8, 1980 Cuba Sancti Spíritus
54 OF Alfredo Despaigne June 17, 1986 Cuba Granma

Yunieski Maya and Yulieski González were originally named, but were replaced with Miguel Lahera and Elier Sánchez.

Japan Japan[edit]

Manager: Senichi Hoshino.

Coaches: Kōichi Tabuchi, Koji Yamamoto, Yutaka Oono.

Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
19 P Koji Uehara April 3, 1975 Japan Yomiuri Giants
11 P Kenshin Kawakami June 22, 1975 Japan Chunichi Dragons
13 P Hitoki Iwase November 10, 1974 Japan Chunichi Dragons
28 P Kyuji Fujikawa July 21, 1980 Japan Hanshin Tigers
18 P Yu Darvish August 16, 1986 Japan Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
17 P Yoshihisa Naruse October 13, 1985 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
21 P Tsuyoshi Wada February 21, 1981 Japan Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
47 P Toshiya Sugiuchi October 30, 1980 Japan Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
15 P Masahiro Tanaka November 1, 1988 Japan Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
16 P Hideaki Wakui June 21, 1986 Japan Saitama Seibu Lions
10 C Shinnosuke Abe March 20, 1979 Japan Yomiuri Giants
39 C Akihiro Yano December 6, 1968 Japan Hanshin Tigers
22 C Tomoya Satozaki May 20, 1976 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
2 IF Masahiro Araki September 13, 1977 Japan Chunichi Dragons
25 IF Takahiro Arai January 30, 1977 Japan Hanshin Tigers
55 IF Shuichi Murata December 28, 1980 Japan Yokohama BayStars
6 IF Shinya Miyamoto November 5, 1970 Japan Tokyo Yakult Swallows
7 IF Tsuyoshi Nishioka July 27, 1984 Japan Chiba Lotte Marines
52 IF Munenori Kawasaki June 3, 1981 Japan Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
3 IF Hiroyuki Nakajima July 31, 1982 Japan Saitama Seibu Lions
31 OF Masahiko Morino July 28, 1978 Japan Chunichi Dragons
23 OF Norichika Aoki January 5, 1982 Japan Tokyo Yakult Swallows
41 OF Atsunori Inaba August 3, 1972 Japan Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters
46 OF Takahiko Sato August 9, 1978 Japan Saitama Seibu Lions

South Korea South Korea[edit]

Manager: 74 - Kim Kyung-Moon (김경문) (Doosan Bears).

Coaches: 76 - Cho Kye-Hyun (조계현) (Samsung Lions), 77 - Kim Gwang-Soo (김광수) (Doosan Bears), 88 - Kim Ki-Tae (김기태) (Yomiuri Giants).

Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
11 P Oh Seung-Hwan (오승환) July 15, 1982 South Korea Samsung Lions
22 P Han Ki-Joo (한기주) April 29, 1987 South Korea Kia Tigers
28 P Yoon Suk-Min (윤석민) July 24, 1986 South Korea Kia Tigers
91 P Song Seung-Jun (송승준) June 29, 1980 South Korea Lotte Giants
51 P Bong Jung-Keun (봉중근) July 15, 1980 South Korea LG Twins
17 P Kim Kwang-Hyun (김광현) July 22, 1988 South Korea SK Wyverns
13 P Jang Won-Sam (장원삼) June 9, 1983 South Korea Woori Heroes
47 P Kwon Hyuk (권혁) November 6, 1983 South Korea Samsung Lions
99 P Ryu Hyun-Jin (류현진) March 25, 1987 South Korea Hanwha Eagles
21 P Chong Tae-Hyon (정대현) November 10, 1978 South Korea SK Wyverns
20 C Jin Kab-Yong (진갑용) May 8, 1974 South Korea Samsung Lions
37 C Kang Min-Ho (강민호) August 18, 1985 South Korea Lotte Giants
10 IF Lee Dae-Ho (이대호) June 21, 1982 South Korea Lotte Giants
25 IF Lee Seung-Yeop (이승엽) August 18, 1976 Japan Yomiuri Giants
3 IF Ko Young-Min (고영민) February 8, 1984 South Korea Doosan Bears
8 IF Jeong Keun-Woo (정근우) October 2, 1982 South Korea SK Wyverns
18 IF Kim Dong-Joo (김동주) February 3, 1976 South Korea Doosan Bears
7 IF Park Jin-Man (박진만) November 30, 1976 South Korea Samsung Lions
14 IF Kim Min-Jae (김민재) January 3, 1973 South Korea Hanwha Eagles
35 OF Lee Jin-Young (이진영) June 15, 1980 South Korea SK Wyverns
15 OF Lee Yong-Kyu (이용규) August 26, 1985 South Korea Kia Tigers
29 OF Lee Taek-Keun (이택근) July 10, 1980 South Korea Woori Heroes
50 OF Kim Hyun-Soo (김현수) January 12, 1988 South Korea Doosan Bears
39 OF Lee Jong-Wook (이종욱) June 18, 1980 South Korea Doosan Bears

Im Tae-Hoon had been originally named, but was replaced with Yoon Suk-Min.

Netherlands Netherlands[edit]

Manager:[8] Robert Eenhoorn

Coaches: Brian Farley - Pitching coach, Wim Martinus - 1st base coach, Jack Hubbard - 3rd base coach, Paul van den Oever - Coach.

Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
P David Bergman Netherlands Corendon Kinheim
P Leon Boyd Netherlands BY Neptune
P Rob Cordemans Netherlands Sparta / Feyenoord
P Michiel van Kampen Netherlands Corendon Kinheim
P Diegomar Markwell Netherlands BY Neptune
P Shairon Martis United States Columbus Clippers (AAA)
P Loek van Mil United States Beloit Snappers (A)
P Alexander Smit United States Sarasota Reds (A+)
P Juan Carlos Sulbaran United States American Heritage School
P Pim Walsma Netherlands L & D Amsterdam Pirates
C Sidney de Jong Netherlands L & D Amsterdam Pirates
C Tjerk Smeets Netherlands Corendon Kinheim
IF Sharnol Adriana Mexico Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz
IF Yurendell de Caster United States Columbus Clippers (AAA)
IF Michael Duursma Netherlands Konica Minolta Pioneers
IF Percy Isenia Netherlands Sparta / Feyenoord
IF Roel Koolen Netherlands Corendon Kinheim
IF Raily Legito Netherlands BY Neptune
IF Jeroen Sluijter Netherlands BY Neptune
OF Bryan Engelhardt Netherlands Corendon Kinheim
OF Eugene Kingsale Netherlands BY Neptune
OF Dirk van 't Klooster Netherlands Corendon Kinheim
OF Martijn Meeuwis Netherlands BY Neptune
OF Danny Rombley Netherlands Corendon Kinheim

United States United States[edit]

General Manager: Bob Watson
Manager: Davey Johnson[9][10]
Coaches: Marcel Lachemann - Pitching Coach, Reggie Smith - Hitting Coach, Rick Eckstein - 3rd Base Coach, Dick Cooke - Auxiliary Coach, Rolando de Armas - Auxiliary Coach.

Pos. 0#0 Player Date of birth (age) Club
40 P Brett Anderson February 1, 1988 United States Midland RockHounds (AA)
34 P Jake Arrieta March 6, 1986 United States Frederick Keys (A)
18 IF Brian Barden April 2, 1981 United States Memphis Redbirds (AAA)
17 IF Matthew Brown August 8, 1982 United States Salt Lake Bees (AAA)
30 P Trevor Cahill March 1, 1988 United States Midland RockHounds (AA)
47 P Jeremy Cummings November 7, 1976 United States Durham Bulls (AAA)
2 IF Jason Donald September 4, 1984 United States Reading Phillies (AA)
45 P Brian Duensing February 22, 1983 United States Rochester Red Wings (AAA)
24 OF Dexter Fowler March 22, 1986 United States Tulsa Drillers (AA)
7 OF John Gall April 2, 1978 United States Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
10 IF Mike Hessman March 5, 1978 United States Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)
39 P Kevin Jepsen July 26, 1984 United States Salt Lake Bees (AAA)
15 P Brandon Knight October 1, 1975 United States New Orleans Zephyrs (AAA)
21 P Mike Koplove August 30, 1976 United States Las Vegas 51s (AAA)
44 OF Matthew LaPorta January 8, 1985 United States Akron Aeros (AA)
6 C Louis Marson June 26, 1986 United States Reading Phillies (AA)
49 P Blaine Neal April 6, 1978 United States Toledo Mud Hens (AAA)
3 IF Jayson Nix August 26, 1982 United States Colorado Springs Sky Sox (AAA)
14 OF Nate Schierholtz February 15, 1984 United States Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
37 P Jeff Stevens September 5, 1983 United States Buffalo Bisons (AAA)
29 P Stephen Strasburg July 20, 1988 United States San Diego State University
19 C Taylor Teagarden December 21, 1983 United States Oklahoma RedHawks (AAA)
26 IF Terry Tiffee April 21, 1979 United States Las Vegas 51s (AAA)
35 P Casey Weathers June 10, 1985 United States Tulsa Drillers (AA)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Team Canada Olympic baseball roster accessed July 18, 2008
  2. ^ Baseball Canada Olympic Team Media Guide 2008 accessed July 18, 2008
  3. ^ CBC Olympics - Orr backs out of Canadian Olympic Team accessed July 28, 2008
  4. ^ Emmanuel Garcia headed to Beijing accessed July 28, 2008
  5. ^ Avery tabbed to replace pitcher Richmond on Olympic team accessed August 1, 2008
  6. ^ Team China Olympic Roster (pdf)
  7. ^ Taiwan win minus doping test dropout AAP - August 13, 2008, 6:05 pm. Accessed August 13, 2008.
  8. ^ Netherlands Olympic Roster Finalized accessed July 18, 2008
  9. ^ [1] accessed July 21, 2008]
  10. ^ Baseball Team Profile. Beijing 2008 website, accessed August 7, 2008]