With the final World Baseball Classic rosters having been announced, here's a look at some of the most important or notable absences from 12 of the 16 rosters. I've skipped the United States because the list of withdrawals and omissions is enormous, and Cuba, South Africa and China for obvious reasons.
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Final rosters for the second World Baseball Classic were released Tuesday, with Jake Peavy, Roy Oswalt and Joe Nathan highlighting a 14-man United States pitching staff that includes 10 major league relievers. Story »