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The group will coach Team USA in the 2019 World Baseball Softball Confederation Premier12. The team will play the Netherlands in the opening game Nov. 2 in Guadalajara, Mexico. It then plays Mexico, which is managed by former Reds infielder Juan Castro, on Nov. 3 and the Dominican Republic on Nov. 4.
According to USA Baseball, “The top two teams from each group will advance to the six-team Super Round in Japan, which will be hosted by Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) at Chiba’s ZOZO Marine Stadium and the Tokyo Dome. The top finisher from both the Americas territory and Asia/Oceania territory (excluding Japan) will automatically qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, joining host-country Japan in the six-team Olympic tournament.”