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02/24/2006 4:22 PM ET
World Baseball Classic umpires announced
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Minor League umpire Lance Barksdale will be among the World Baseball Classic umpires. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
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Umpiring assignments for each of the venues of the World Baseball Classic were announced today by World Baseball Classic, Inc.

The umpires chosen to work the World Baseball Classic represent 11 of the 16 countries competing in the inaugural tournament.

"The umpires selected to work the World Baseball Classic are longtime professionals, three of them were members of our full-time staff and many have extensive experience at the Major League level," said Rob Manfred, Major League Baseball's Executive Vice President for Labor Relations.

The umpires who will work the World Baseball Classic are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last NameFirst NameNative CountryFirst Round Assignment
ArmendarizRamonUSATokyo, Japan
BarksdaleLanceUSAOrlando, FL (Disney)
BarryScottUSAOrlando, FL (Disney)
CamposAngelUSAPhoenix/Scottsdale, AZ
CauseyKevinUSASan Juan, PR
DavidsonBobUSAPhoenix/Scottsdale, AZ
DellingerDustyUSAOrlando, FL (Disney)
DiazNelsonCubaPhoenix/Scottsdale, AZ
DowdyAdamUSASan Juan, PR
DrakeRobUSASan Juan, PR
DurfeePeterUSATokyo, Japan
FairchildChadUSASan Juan, PR
FullwoodTroyUSAOrlando, FL (Disney)
GriffithChrisUSAPhoenix/Scottsdale, AZ
GuccioneChrisUSAPhoenix/Scottsdale, AZ
HallionTomUSASan Juan, PR
HeoUnKoreaTokyo, Japan
HickoxEdUSAOrlando, FL (Disney)
HoyeJamesUSASan Juan, PR
JohnsonAdrianUSATokyo, Japan
KnightBrianUSATokyo, Japan
McCabeIanSouth AfricaSan Juan, PR
ChenMinggaoChinaTokyo, Japan
MoserCaseyUSAOrlando, FL (Disney)
MuchlinskiMikeUSAPhoenix/Scottsdale, AZ
PierfrancoLeoneItalySan Juan, PR
PoultonNeilAustraliaPhoenix/Scottsdale, AZ
ReiningerTravisUSAPhoenix/Scottsdale, AZ
ReyCarlosPuerto RicoOrlando, FL (Disney)
ShiehLiang-KueiChinese TaipeiTokyo, Japan
van GroningenFredNetherlandsOrlando, FL (Disney)


ALTERNATES
Last NameFirst NameNative Country
ColonDelfinPuerto Rico
HernandezEdwinPuerto Rico
PeraltaRobertoPanama
ProvincherReneCanada
van den BerkEdwinNetherlands


* NOTE: An umpire from Japan will work the World Baseball Classic but will be announced at a later time.
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