The Twins and Milwaukee organizations are tied for the most players (13) participating in the World Baseball Classic, which begins on Friday night. And the Twins have a 14th participant with Netherlands pitching coach Bert Blyleven. The Twins contingent:

Country Players

Australia James Beresford, IF

Canada Andrew Albers, LHP; Justin Morneau, 1B

Dominican Republic Samuel Deduno, RHP

Italy Drew Butera, C; Chris Colabello, 1B

Netherlands Shairon Martis, RHP; Tom Stuifbergen,

RHP; Bert Blyleven, pitching coach

Puerto Rico Jose Berrios, RHP; Eddie Rosario, 2B

USA Joe Mauer, C; Glen Perkins, LHP

Venezuela Deolis Guerra, RHP