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Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic schedule: Dates, times & how to watch every 2023 WBC game

Back in 2013, the Dominican Republic was crowned the World Baseball Classic champion. After a second-round exit in 2017, it is looking to reach the summit once again.

And there might not be a team better equipped to make a run at a title than this year’s Dominican squad. The 2023 team arguably has the best team in the field, with a loaded infield featuring stars like Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Manny Machado, Rafael Devers, Wander Franco and Ketel Marte, and an outfield that includes Julio Rodríguez, Juan Soto and Teoscar Hernández.

Don’t let the depth of the lineup allow you to sleep on the rotation, which might be just as deep. NL Cy Young winner Sandy Alcantara and World Series champion Cristian Javier lead a stout rotation that should help bridge the path to a flame-throwing bullpen featuring stars like Diego Castillo and Camilo Doval.

This might be a star-studded roster, but it will have to contend in perhaps the best pool of teams. Competing with the Dominican Republic in Pool D will be Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Israel, all of which are littered with notable MLB stars.

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Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Dominican Republic at the World Baseball Classic.

How to watch Dominican Republic at the World Baseball Classic?

  • TV channels: FS1, FS2
  • Live stream:, fuboTV

All of the Dominican Republic’s games will be broadcast on FS2 with the exception of the team’s first matchup, which will be carried by FS1. Viewers will have the option to stream the games either on or with fuboTV, which offers a free trial.

Date Game Time (ET) Channel (U.S.)
March 11 Dominican Republic vs. Venezuela 7 p.m. FS1
March 13 Dominican Republic vs. Nicaragua 12 p.m. FS2
March 14 Israel vs. Dominican Republic 7 p.m. FS2
March 15 Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic 7 p.m. FS2

Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic 2023 roster

There aren’t many holes to be found on this roster. The DR is loaded with depth, particularly in the infield. The team will have decisions to make at third base between Devers and Machado, shortstop between Franco, Willy Adames and Jeremy Peña and at second base with Jean Segura and Ketel Marte. Even the outfield could pose some challenging questions as Hernández, Soto, Nelson Cruz and Eloy Jiménez are all corner outfielders competing for spots on either side of Rodriguez, who will likely man center.

The bullpen that will follow Alcántara, Javier, Johnny Cueto and Roansy Contreras is loaded with talented arms that can help preserve leads late, as Bryan Abreu, Castillo, Doval and Gregory Soto headline a stellar group of weapons.


Player Team Throws
Bryan Abreu Houston Astros R
Sandy Alcántara Miami Marlins R
Diego Castillo Seattle Mariners R
Roansy Contreras Pittsburgh Pirates R
Johnny Cueto Miami Marlins R
Camilo Doval San Francisco Giants R
Jarlín García Pittsburgh Pirates L
Luis García San Diego Padres R
Yimi García Toronto Blue Jays R
Cristian Javier Houston Astros R
José Leclerc Texas Rangers R
Rafael Montero Houston Astros R
Héctor Neris Houston Astros R
Gregory Soto Philadelphia Phillies L


Player Team Bats/Throws
Francisco Mejía Tampa Bay Rays R/R
Gary Sanchez Free Agent R/R


Player Team Position Bats/Throws
Willy Adames Milwaukee Brewers SS R/R
Robinson Canó Free Agent 2B L/R
Rafael Devers Boston Red Sox 3B L/R
Wander Franco Tampa Bay Rays SS S/R
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Toronto Blue Jays 1B R/R
Manny Machado San Diego Padres 3B R/R
Ketel Marte Arizona Diamondbacks 2B S/R
Jeremy Peña Houston Astros SS R/R
Jean Segura Miami Marlins 2B R/R


Player Team Position Bats/Throws
Nelson Cruz San Diego Padres RF R/R
Teoscar Hernández Seattle Mariners RF R/R
Eloy Jiménez Chicago White Sox LF R/R
Julio Rodríguez Seattle Mariners CF R/R
Juan Soto San Diego Padres RF L/L

How does the World Baseball Classic work?

There are four total pools (A, B, C and D) each with five teams. Pool A is in Chinese Taipei, Pool B is in Tokyo, Pool C is in Phoenix and Pool D is in Miami.

The five teams within each pool will play a round-robin schedule, and the top two teams from each pool will head to the second round. The rest of the tournament from the quarterfinals on will be single-elimination, working its way to the championship game in Miami on March 21.

World Baseball Classic 2023 schedule

Here’s a look at the full schedule for the World Baseball Classic.

Pool A (Chinese Taipei)

Date Time Matchup Channel
March 7 11 p.m. Cuba vs. Netherlands FS1
March 8 6 a.m. Panama vs. Chinese Taipei FS2
March 8 11 p.m.  Panama vs. Netherlands FS2
March 9 6 a.m. Italy vs. Cuba Tubi
March 9 11:30 p.m. Cuba vs. Panama FS1
March 10 6 a.m. Italy vs. Chinese Taipei Tubi
March 10 11 p.m. Panama vs. Italy FS1
March 11 6 a.m. Netherlands vs. Chinese Taipei FS2
March 11 11 p.m. Chinese Taipei vs. Cuba FS2
March 12 7 a.m. Netherlands vs. Italy FS2

Pool B (Tokyo)

Date Time Matchup Channel
March 8 10 p.m. Australia vs. South Korea FS1
March 9 5 a.m. China vs. Japan FS2
March 9 10 p.m. Czech Republic vs. China Tubi
March 10 5 a.m. Korea vs. Japan FS2
March 10 10 p.m. China vs. Australia FS2
March 11 5 a.m. Czech Republic vs. Japan FS1
March 11 10 p.m. Czech Republic vs. Korea FS1
March 12 6 a.m. Japan vs. Australia FS1
March 12 11 p.m. Australia vs. Czech Republic FS2
March 13 6 a.m. Korea vs. China FS2

Pool C (Phoenix)

Date Time Matchup Channel
March 11 2:30 p.m. Colombia vs. Mexico Fox
March 11 10 p.m. Great Britain vs. USA Fox
March 12 3 p.m. Great Britain vs. Canada FS1
March 12 10 p.m. Mexico vs. USA FS1
March 13 3 p.m. Colombia vs. Great Britain FS2
March 13 10 p.m. Canada vs. USA FS1
March 14 3 p.m. Canada vs. Colombia FS2
March 14 10 p.m. Great Britain vs. Mexico FS1
March 15 3 p.m. Mexico vs. Canada FS2
March 15 10 p.m. USA vs. Colombia FS1

Pool D (Miami)

Date Time Matchup Channel
March 11 12 p.m. Nicaragua vs. Puerto Rico FS2
March 11 7 p.m. Dominican Republic vs. Venezuela FS1
March 12 12 p.m. Nicaragua vs. Israel FS2
March 12 7 p.m. Venezuela vs. Puerto Rico FS1
March 13 12 p.m. Dominican Republic vs. Nicaragua FS2
March 13 7 p.m. Israel vs. Puerto Rico FS1
March 14 12 p.m. Nicaragua vs. Venezuela FS2
March 14 7 p.m. Israel vs. Dominican Republic FS2
March 15 12 p.m. Venezuela vs. Israel FS2
March 15 7 p.m. Puerto Rico vs. Dominican Republic FS2

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Date Time Site Matchup Channel
March 15 6 a.m. Tokyo  Pool B runner-up vs. Pool A winner FS2
March 16 6 a.m. Tokyo  Pool A runner-up vs. Pool B winner FS2
March 17 7 p.m. Miami Pool C runner-up vs. Pool D winner FS1
March 18 7 p.m. Miami Pool D runner-up vs. Pool C winner Fox


Date Time Venue Matchup Channel
March 19 7 p.m. Miami Quarterfinal 1 winner vs. Quarterfinal 3 winner FS1
March 20 7 p.m. Miami Quarterfinal 2 winner vs. Quarterfinal 4 winner FS1


Date Time Venue Matchup Channel
March 21 7 p.m. Miami Semifinal 1 winner vs. Semifinal 2 winner FS1


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