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World Baseball Classic schedule for pool play

Dodgers could play in games for 6 of the next 7 days

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Sergio Romo will pitch for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.
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PHOENIX — The World Baseball Classic starts pool play on Monday, with a pair of games from Geochok Sky Dome in Seoul, Korea. Six Dodgers are playing in the event in pool play, on four different teams. Here is a look at the relevant schedules.

Ike Davis is on Team Israel, one of four teams in Pool A in Seoul. Israel plays in the first game of the event, early Monday morning at 1:30 a.m. PT against Korea. Israel also plays in the second game of Pool A, a 7 p.m. PT start also on Monday, the day game after a night game locally in Seoul.

Pool D will be held in Jalisco, Mexico, and consists of three countries with Dodgers players. Adrian Gonzalez, Sergio Romo and Alex Verdugo are on Team Mexico, Kiké Hernandez is on Team Puerto Rico, and Rob Segedin is on the roster for Italy.

The first game for Pool D is scheduled for Thursday, a 6 p.m. PT start between Mexico and Italy.

Team USA is in Pool C, which plays first-round games at Marlins Park in Miami. The Dodgers don’t have a player on the United States team, but special instructor and former closer Eric Gagne is pitching for Canada at age 41, nine years after his last major league game.

Each pool consists of four teams, with the top two from each pool advancing to the second round. If necessary, there will be a tiebreaker game in each pool added to the schedule.

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is on the designated pitcher list for the Netherlands, potentially available to pitch in future rounds. Similarly, Julio Urias is on the designated pitcher list for Mexico.

The second round will be held in Tokyo (March 12-16) for Pools A & B, and at Petco Park in San Diego (March 14-19) for Pools C&D. The top two teams from each location will meet for the championship round at Dodger Stadium, with semifinal games held on March 20-21 and the championship game on March 22.

All WBC games will be televised by MLB Network, and available in Spanish on ESPN Deportes. Here are the relevant games involving Dodgers players.

WBC pool play schedule

All times PT

Monday, March 6

1:30 a.m.: Israel vs. Korea
7 p.m.: Israel vs. Chinese Taipei

Wednesday, March 8

7 p.m.: Israel vs. Netherlands

Thursday, March 9

3 p.m.: Canada vs. Dominican Republic
6 p.m.: Mexico vs. Italy

Friday, March 10

6 p.m.: Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela

Saturday, March 11

9 a.m.: Canada vs. Colombia
12 p.m.: Italy vs. Venezuela
6:30 p.m.: Mexico vs. Puerto Rico

Sunday, March 12

12:30 p.m.: Italy vs. Puerto Rico
4 p.m.: Canada vs. United States
7 p.m.: Mexico vs. Venezuela