Vinnie Pestano will suit for the United States when they take the field for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
— Vinnie Pestano (@VinnieP52) January 12, 2013
Pestano, 27, was one of the Tribe’s few bright spots in 2012, finishing the season with an ERA of 2.57, with two saves and 76 strikeouts (to 24 walks) in 70 innings of work.
The World Baseball Classic was founded in 2005 and Japan has won both of the two WBC tournaments. The United States finished fourth in 2009.