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USA coaching staff announced for World Baseball Classic

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The USA Baseball coaching staff that will work under manager Joe Torre in the 2013 World Baseball Classic was announced Monday.

Torre's staff for the U.S. team will include Larry Bowa (bench coach), Marcel Lachemann (bullpen/pitching coach), Greg Maddux (pitching coach), Dale Murphy (first base coach), Gerald Perry (hitting coach) and Willie Randolph (third base coach).

Lachemann and Maddux will oversee Team USA's pitching staff.

Bowa, Lachemann and Randolph are former Major League managers, and Perry is a longtime Major League hitting coach.

Pool play in the World Baseball Classic will be held at four sites. It starts March 2 in Fukuoka, Japan, and Taichung, Taiwan, and starts on March 7 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Phoenix., Ariz. Team USA will play in the four-team pool in Phoenix.

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