Adrian Gonzalez, Luis Cruz, Fernando Valenzuela confirmed for WBC.

Luis CruzAdrian Gonzalez and Luis Cruz have been planning on playing in the 2013 World Baseball Classic for Team Mexico. The Dodgers made the official announcement Monday. Gonzalez played for Mexico in 2006 and 2009, Cruz joined him in 2006, and Dodgers broadcaster Fernando Valenzuela will reprise his role as a coach.

Adrian GonzalezCruz recently said he expects to play third base and hit third, with Gonzalez hitting cleanup, when the Mexican team begins training in Arizona in March.

Twelve Major League All-Stars are among the initial 32 players confirming early to represent their country in March: Triple Crown winner and AL MVP Miguel Cabrera, 2012 World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval (both for Venezuela); second baseman Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees and 2011 N.L. Batting Champion Jose Reyes of the Toronto Blue Jays (Dominican Republic); third baseman David Wright of the New York Mets and 2009 A.L. MVP Joe Mauer of the Minnesota Twins (United States); St. Louis Cardinals teammates Carlos Beltran and Yadier Molina (Puerto Rico); 2006 A.L. MVP Justin Morneau of the Minnesota Twins (Canada); free agent outfielder Andruw Jones (Netherlands); and former Dodgers pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo (Taiwan).

The WBC announced its full schedule Monday:

First Round (Round Robin)

Pool A: Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome – Fukuoka, Japan
Game 1 Sat, Mar 2 Japan @ Brazil 5:00 AM (ET), 7:00 PM (Local)  
Game 2 Sun, Mar 3 Cuba @ Brazil 10:00 PM (ET), 12:00 PM (Local)  
Game 3 Sun, Mar 3 China @ Japan 5:00 AM (ET), 7:00 PM (Local)  
Game 4 Mon, Mar 4 China @ Cuba 3:30 AM (ET), 5:30 PM (Local)  
Game 5 Tue, Mar 5 Brazil @ China 3:30 AM (ET), 5:30 PM (Local)  
Game 6 Wed, Mar 6 Japan @ Cuba 5:00 AM (ET), 7:00 PM (Local)  
Pool B: Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium – Taichung, Taiwan
Game 1 Sat, Mar 2 Korea @ Netherlands 6:30 AM (ET), 7:30 PM (Local)  
Game 2 Sat, Mar 2 Australia @ Chinese Taipei 11:30 PM (ET), 12:30 PM (Local)  
Game 3 Mon, Mar 4 Korea @ Australia 5:30 AM (ET), 6:30 PM (Local)  
Game 4 Sun, Mar 3 Netherlands @ Chinese Taipei 1:30 AM (ET), 2:30 PM (Local)  
Game 5 Tue, Mar 5 Australia @ Netherlands 11:30 PM (ET), 12:30 PM (Local)  
Game 6 Tue, Mar 5 Chinese Taipei @ Korea 6:30 AM (ET), 7:30 PM (Local)  
Pool C: Hiram Bithorn Stadium – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Game 1 Thu, Mar 7 Venezuela @ Dominican Rep. 6:30 PM (ET), 7:30 PM (Local)  
Game 2 Fri, Mar 8 Spain @ Puerto Rico 5:30 PM (ET), 6:30 PM (Local)  
Game 3 Sat, Mar 9 Dominican Rep. @ Spain 11:00 AM (ET), 12:00 PM (Local)  
Game 4 Sat, Mar 9 Puerto Rico @ Venezuela 5:30 PM (ET), 6:30 PM (Local)  
Game 5 Sun, Mar 10 Spain @ Venezuela 12:30 PM (ET), 12:30 PM (Local)  
Game 6 Sun, Mar 10 Dominican Rep. @ Puerto Rico 7:30 PM (ET), 7:30 PM (Local)  
Pool D: Chase Field & Salt River Fields at Talking Stick – Phoenix, Arizona
Game 1 Thu, Mar 7 Italy @ Mexico 3:00 PM (ET), 1:00 PM (Local) tickets Buy
Game 2 Fri, Mar 8 Canada @ Italy 2:30 PM (ET), 12:30 PM (Local) tickets Buy
Game 3 Fri, Mar 8 Mexico @ United States 9:00 PM (ET), 7:00 PM (Local) tickets Buy
Game 4 Sat, Mar 9 Canada @ Mexico 2:30 PM (ET), 12:30 PM (Local) tickets Buy
Game 5 Sat, Mar 9 United States @ Italy 9:00 PM (ET), 7:00 PM (Local) tickets Buy
Game 6 Sun, Mar 10 United States @ Canada 4:00 PM (ET), 1:00 PM (Local) tickets Buy

Second Round (Modified Double Elimination)

Pool 1: Tokyo Dome – Tokyo, Japan
Game 1 Fri, Mar 8 Pool A Runner-Up @ Pool B Winner 10:00 PM (ET), 12:00 PM (Local)
Game 2 Fri, Mar 8 Pool B Runner-Up @ Pool A Winner 5:00 AM (ET), 7:00 PM (Local)  
Game 3 Sat, Mar 9 Game 2 Loser @ Game 1 Loser 5:00 AM (ET), 7:00 PM (Local)  
Game 4 Sun, Mar 10 Game 2 Winner @ Game 1 Winner 6:00 AM (ET), 7:00 PM (Local)  
Game 5 Mon, Mar 11 Game 4 Loser @ Game 3 Winner 6:00 AM (ET), 7:00 PM (Local)  
Game 6 Tue, Mar 12 Game 5 Winner @ Game 4 Winner 6:00 AM (ET), 7:00 PM (Local)  
Pool 2: Marlins Park – Miami, Florida
Game 1 Tue, Mar 12 Pool D Runner-Up @ Pool C Winner 1:00 PM (ET), 1:00 PM (Local)  
Game 2 Tue, Mar 12 Pool C Runner-Up @ Pool D Winner 8:00 PM (ET), 8:00 PM (Local)  
Game 3 Wed, Mar 13 Game 2 Loser @ Game 1 Loser 7:00 PM (ET), 7:00 PM (Local)  
Game 4 Thu, Mar 14 Game 2 Winner @ Game 1 Winner 7:00 PM (ET), 7:00 PM (Local)  
Game 5 Fri, Mar 15 Game 4 Loser @ Game 3 Winner 7:00 PM (ET), 7:00 PM (Local)
Game 6 Sat, Mar 16 Game 5 Winner @ Game 4 Winner 1:00 PM (ET), 1:00 PM (Local)

Championship Round (Single Elimination)

Semifinals: AT&T Park – San Francisco, California
Game 1 Sun, March 17 Pool 2 Runner-Up @ Pool 1 Winner 9:00 PM (ET), 6:00 PM (Local)
Game 2 Mon, March 18 Pool 1 Runner-Up @ Pool 2 Winner 9:00 PM (ET), 6:00 PM (Local)
Championship: AT&T Park – San Francisco, California
Game 1 Tue, Mar 19 Semi 2 Winner @ Semi 1 Winner 9:00 PM (ET), 6:00 PM (Local)
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