Reds Gold Glove second basemen Brandon Phillips says he's honored to play for Team USA and under manager Joe Torre in the World Baseball Classic. Phillips is among 27 players who will be wearing the red, white, and blue when the WBC kicks off in early-March.
Team USA is 7-7 all-time and is looking to advance to the semifinals for the first time. They settled for a fourth-place finish in the last tournament (2009).
Japan was the winner of both previous Classics.