The German team completed their intra squad schedule last weekend with a doubleheader in Dortmund. After that, they announced the roster for the upcoming World Cup in Taipei. It is the third Championship and the first since 1973 for the European country. They are placed in group B with the Netherlands, Cuba, Venezuela, Korea, Thailand, Australia and Canada.
Pitcher: Martin ALMSTETTER (Regensburg Legionaere), Dirk FRIES (Cologne Cardinals), Rodney GESSMANN (Minnesota Twins), Nils HARTKOPF (Mainz Athletics), Mirko HEID (Bonn Capitals), Tim HENKENJOHANN (Bonn Capitals), Philipp HOFFSCHILD (Regensburg Legionaere), Andre HUGHES (Solingen Alligators), Enorbel MARQUEZ RAMIREZ (Solingen Alligators), Michael OTTO (Saarlouis Hornets), Markus WINKLER (Heidenheim Heideköpfe)
Catcher: Markus GIENGER (Cologne Cardinals/DH), Simon GUEHRING (Heidenheim Heideköpfe/OF)
Infielder: Michael FRANKE (Paderborn Untouchables), Ludwig GLASER (Regensburg Legionaere), Jens HEYMER (Mannheim Tornados), Philipp HOWARD (Regensburg Legionaere), Andreas JANZEN (Heidenheim Heideköpfe), Jendrick SPEER (Paderborn Untouchables), Dominik WULF (Solingen Alligators)
Outfielder: Kai GRONAUER (Solingen Alligators/C), Robert GRUBER (Heidenheim Heideköpfe/1B), Klaus HOPFENSPERGER (Regensburg Legionaere), Sascha LUTZ (Mainz Athletics)
Manager: Greg FRADY
Pitching Coach: Troy WILLIAMS
Assistant Coaches: Jesco VEISZ, Zeke MITCHEM, Ryan STERLING