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Sources: Saunders to play for Canada in WBC

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Outfielder Michael Saunders will play for Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, sources told MLB.com's Jon Morosi on Tuesday.

Saunders, a free agent, hit .253/.338/.478 with 24 home runs and 57 RBIs in 140 games for the Blue Jays last season.

Outfielder Michael Saunders will play for Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, sources told MLB.com's Jon Morosi on Tuesday.

Saunders, a free agent, hit .253/.338/.478 with 24 home runs and 57 RBIs in 140 games for the Blue Jays last season.

Saunders, a British Columbia native, has previously represented Canada in the 2008 Olympics and 2013 World Baseball Classic, where he was named to the All-World Baseball Classic team.

The 30-year-old Saunders is a .235 career hitter in eight Major League seasons with the Mariners and Blue Jays.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth.

 

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