By Jason Shetler
According to John Dreker of Pirates Prospects, Eric Wood will be playing for Team Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Wood is coming off his best season, as he posted a .782 OPS, while hitting a career high 16 home runs in 118 games for the Altoona Curve. The 24-year-old native of Ontario also had a very good showing in the Arizona Fall League, in which he put up an OPS of .876. Wood was eligible for the Rule 5 Draft this offseason, but didn’t get selected.
It seemed likely that Canada was going to have both Wood and Jameson Taillon on the WBC roster. Taillon participated in the 2013 WBC, but chose not to take part in this one, citing workload and injury history.