USA Baseball confirms MLB officer Tony Reagins National Team general manager for World Baseball Classic

USA Baseball confirms MLB officer Tony Reagins National Team general manager for World Baseball Classic
27/07/2022
He served in the role for the silver-medal winning US Olympic Team at the Tokyo 2020 delayed Olympic Games in 2021.

USA Baseball has named Tony Reagins as the US National Baseball Team General Manager for the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).

Currently the Chief Baseball Development Officer for Major League Baseball and a member of USA Baseball's Board of Directors, Reagins is tasked with leading the red, white, and blue to back-to-back world titles after the 2017 squad won the WBC after defeating Puerto Rico 8-0 in the championship game.

"Tony is one of the most well-respected and knowledgeable figures in baseball, and we are thrilled to name him our General Manager for the 2023 World Baseball Classic team," said USA Baseball Executive Director/CEO Paul Seiler.

Reagins said: "We’re looking forward to assembling a talented coaching staff and roster that will build off the success of the 2017 team and make our country proud while competing against the best players from around the world."

Reagins' first move in his new role as GM was landing superstar Mike Trout as captain of the US National Team that will compete in the World Baseball Classic next year.

A native of Indio, California, and graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Reagins began his career as an intern with the Angels. Under his direction, Reagins was responsible for the free-agent signing of Torii Hunter in 2007 and drafting Trout in 2009.

In 2021, Reagins served as the General Manager for the U.S. Olympic Team, winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games.


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