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Aug '09 20

Sweden announces 40-man Roster for Baseball World Cup

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Press Release Swedish Baseball and Softball Federation

The Swedish Baseball and Softball Federation has released the 40-man roster for the 2009 Baseball World Cup.

The selection features 33 players from the Elite League, 4 players from the Qualification League, and three players residing in the United States. Christian Staehely is pitching for the Everett Aqua Sox (Seattle Mariners), Maikel Hurtado is playing in a local league in Miami, and Bryan Berglund was recently signed by the Florida Marlins and will start his professional career in the Gulf Coast League.

“It is a very interesting roster, if everybody can be fresh and healthy we believe this can be the strongest selection ever for Team Sweden,” says GM Ulf Steinvall.

Complete 40-Man Roster:
Catchers (4):
Tomas Börjes, Rättvik
Peter Elfving, Sundbyberg
Björn Johannessen, Stockholm
Robin Lausen, Karlskoga

Infielders (8):
Petter Diurlin, Stockholm
Henrik Johansson, Karlskoga
Lukas Olsson, Leksand
Magnus Pilegård, Stockholm
Robert Porsklint, Sundbyberg
Rickard Reimer, Rättvik
Kristoffer Sjöberg, Rättvik
Adam Sorgi, Rättvik

Outfielders (9):
Mikael Andersson, Tranås
Tony Dermendziev, Tranås
Daniel Farth, Leksand
Peter Johannessen, Stockholm
Christoffer Johansson, Karlskoga
Philip Gajzler, Sundbyberg
David Leander, Tranås
Per Lindgren, Sundbyberg
David Wennerlund, Tranås

Pitchers (19):
Michael Andersson, Karlskoga
Bryan Berglund, Florida Marlins (Gulf Coast League)
Mikael Boström, Gefle
Oscar Carlstedt, Stockholm
Jakob Claesson, Stockholm
Joakim Claesson, Stockholm
Curtis Dionne, Göteborg
Ronny Frid, Karlskoga
Maikel Hurtado, Miami, FL
Tomas Häggblom, Eskilstuna
Peter Jansson, Rättvik
Kent Karlsson, Karlskoga
Rickard Leander, Leksand
Nicklas Melin, Rättvik
Per Sjörs, Leksand
Nick Soubiea, Sundbyberg
Christian Staehely, Seattle Mariners (Everett AquaSox)
Sami Säkkinen, Göteborg
Johan Tisell, Sundbyberg

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