World Baseball Classic, Inc. announced Thursday the provisional rosters for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, which begins March 2.

Nine Royals representing eight different countries were named to the provisional squads, including six players on Kansas City’s 40-man roster.

Bruce Chen, China (1)Tim Collins, United States (2)Kelvin Herrera, Dominican Republic (3)Miguel Tejada, Dominican Republic (3)Luis Mendoza, Mexico (4)J.C. Sulbaran, The Netherlands (5)Salvador Perez, Venezuela (6)Irving Falu, Puerto Rico (7)Paulo Orlando, Brazil (8)