By Scott Barancik, editor

It’s been just 10 days since we reported that four current MLB players had committed to represent Israel at the 2023 World Baseball Classic.

The quartet included starting pitcher Dean Kremer (Orioles), reliever Richard Bleier (Marlins), and two star outfielders: slugger and World Series hero Joc Pederson (Giants), and Gold Glove winner Harrison Bader (Cardinals).

Now, Jewish Baseball News can confirm that Kevin Pillar (Dodgers) has agreed to complete Israel’s outfield trio — that is, if he’s healthy enough to play. The fearless-bordering-on-reckless Pillar dislocated his shoulder twice during a June 1 game against the Pirates and later underwent season-ending surgery.

Stay tuned to Jewish Baseball News for more updates on Team Israel, along with regular news on MLB and minor-league Jews.

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