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Martinez, Volquez reportedly lead DR rotation

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Three right-handed pitchers -- the Cardinals' Carlos Martinez, the Marlins' Edinson Volquez and the Brewers' Wily Peralta -- are expected to make up the starting rotation for the Dominican Republic in Round 1 of the World Baseball Classic, according to MLB Network insider Jon Paul Morosi.

Per Morosi, Martinez is scheduled to pitch Thursday against Canada, with Volquez following on Saturday against the United States and Peralta facing Colombia on Sunday.

Three right-handed pitchers -- the Cardinals' Carlos Martinez, the Marlins' Edinson Volquez and the Brewers' Wily Peralta -- are expected to make up the starting rotation for the Dominican Republic in Round 1 of the World Baseball Classic, according to MLB Network insider Jon Paul Morosi.

Per Morosi, Martinez is scheduled to pitch Thursday against Canada, with Volquez following on Saturday against the United States and Peralta facing Colombia on Sunday.

:: 2017 World Baseball Classic ::

Martinez and Peralta will be making their Classic debuts. Martinez is 34-21 with a 3.32 ERA during his four-year Major League career, while Peralta is 42-48 with a 4.20 ERA in five big league seasons.

WBC 2017 will be Volquez's third time representing the Dominican in the tournament. In 2013, he went 1-0 with a 4.35 ERA in 10 1/3 innings, and in '09, he went 0-1 without allowing an earned run in three innings.

The World Baseball Classic runs through March 22. In the U.S., games air live exclusively in English on MLB Network and on an authenticated basis via MLBNetwork.com/watch, while ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN provide the exclusive Spanish-language coverage. MLB.TV Premium subscribers in the U.S. have access to watch every tournament game live on any of the streaming service's 400-plus supported devices. The tournament is being distributed internationally across all forms of television, internet, mobile and radio in territories excluding the U.S., Puerto Rico and Japan. Get tickets for games at Marlins Park, Tokyo Dome, Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, Estadio Charros de Jalisco in Mexico, Petco Park, as well as the Championship Round at Dodger Stadium, while complete coverage -- including schedules, video, stats and gear -- is available at WorldBaseballClassic.com.

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com.

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