The Mets will have 10 players and four minor league prospects participate in this year's World Baseball Classic, MLB announced Wednesday.
Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, and Hansel Robles will represent the Dominican Republic, Rene Rivera, T.J. Rivera and Seth Lugo will play for Puerto Rico, Brandon Nimmo and Gavin Cecchini will play for Italy, Ty Kelly will represent Israel and Fernando Salas will pitch for Mexico.
Although he considered participating, pitcher Noah Syndergaard will not pitch for Team USA in this year's tournament. His agent, Ryan Hamill, said in November that Syndergaard is preparing to help the Mets over everything.
"It is a tremendous honor to be considered to play for Team USA and Noah does not take the prospect of playing in the WBC lightly," Hamill said. "But, he also feels strongly about his responsibility to the Mets, their fan base and their quest to win a World Series."
Asdrubal Cabrera was expected to play for Venezuela, but he is not listed on the team's roster.
Mets prospects Xorge Carrillo (Mexico), Nabil Crismatt and Ezequiel Zabaleta (Colombia) and Nelmerson Angela (Netherlands) will also participate in the tournament.
This year's World Baseball Classic starts on March 6 and concludes March 22 with the championship game.