Davey Johnson to lead U.S. team in WBC

Tim Brown
Yahoo! Sports

LAS VEGAS – Davey Johnson is expected to be named manager of Team USA for the World Baseball Classic in a Wednesday announcement here, a source said Monday afternoon at the winter meetings.

Johnson, who managed the Mets, Reds, Orioles and Dodgers over 17 seasons ending in 2000, led the U.S. Olympic team to a bronze this summer.

Marcel Lachemann will be the pitching coach and Reggie Smith will be the hitting coach.

Three years ago under Buck Martinez, Team USA finished a disappointing 3-3 in the WBC.

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