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Classic teams tune up with games in Florida, Arizona
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Today's schedule is jam-packed with baseball from sunup to sundown. There's a little something for every fan with a wide variety of matchups on the docket.

The day began with a pair of early-morning World Baseball Classic games -- Chinese Taipei vs. the Netherlands in Seoul, South Korea, and Japan vs. Australia in Tokyo. The day ends with the Netherlands back on the field against tournament-surprise Israel at 10 p.m. ET. In between, there are 17 spring exhibitions in Arizona and Florida, including eight between Classic squads and big league teams.

Today's schedule is jam-packed with baseball from sunup to sundown. There's a little something for every fan with a wide variety of matchups on the docket.

The day began with a pair of early-morning World Baseball Classic games -- Chinese Taipei vs. the Netherlands in Seoul, South Korea, and Japan vs. Australia in Tokyo. The day ends with the Netherlands back on the field against tournament-surprise Israel at 10 p.m. ET. In between, there are 17 spring exhibitions in Arizona and Florida, including eight between Classic squads and big league teams.

Another highlight is tonight's Team USA warmup against the Twins. Fans can catch much of the day's action streaming live on MLB.TV.

MLB.TV Premium is only $112.99 for the entire season. In addition to getting every out-of-market game live or on demand during the regular season, you can watch nearly 300 Spring Training games live and blackout free, plus the World Baseball Classic live (U.S. only). This package has the best value and provides access to more than 400 devices and a free subscription to the MLB.com At Bat Premium app (a $19.99 value). It offers the best picture quality ever -- at 60 frames per second -- for supported devices, while other great features include choice of home or away broadcasts, live game DVR, multi-game viewing and more. Monthly signups for MLB.TV Premium are now underway as well for $24.99, and the MLB.TV Single Team package is also available as a $87.49 yearly subscription.

Here's what to watch for throughout the day (all times ET):

Classic squads warm up with Spring Training
Eight Major League clubs will take a brief hiatus from their Cactus and Grapefruit League schedules to host World Baseball Classic teams, including Team USA, which will take on the Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., at 7:05 p.m. (live on MLB.TV). Fans will be treated to an influx of stars as U.S. manager Jim Leyland's squad boasts one of the most talented rosters in the tournament, with former All-Stars at nearly every position, including catcher Buster Posey, outfielder Andrew McCutchen, starting pitcher Chris Archer, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, third baseman Nolan Arenado, second baseman Daniel Murphy and reliever Andrew Miller.

The Twins will send right-hander Trevor May to the mound. He'll look to contain the potent U.S. lineup while competing for the fifth spot in Minnesota's rotation.

The U.S., which has never finished higher than fourth in the Classic, opens play Friday against Colombia at Marlins Park (6 p.m. on MLB.TV and MLB Network).

Other big league organizations taking on international competition today are the Yankees (vs. Canada), the Pirates (vs. the Dominican Republic), the A's (vs. Italy), the Giants (vs. Puerto Rico), the Royals (vs. Venezuela), the D-backs (vs. Mexico, 3:10 p.m. on MLB.TV) and the Rays (vs. Colombia).

Video: Team USA is getting ready for the Classic

The Classic continues
The Netherlands punched its ticket out of Pool A and into the second round with a 6-5 win over Chinese Taipei, the winning run scoring on a bases-loaded walk by Jurickson Profar in the bottom of the ninth. In Pool B, Japan beat Australia, 4-1, at the Tokyo Dome, to improve to 2-0 in pool play. Australia, playing its tournament opener, was eyeing its second-ever victory in the Classic, having won just one of nine previous contests.

Video: TPE@NED: Profar gets walk-off walk for Netherlands

In the final game of the day, Israel, the other team to advance out of Pool A and the story of the tournament thus far, will take on the Netherlands. In its first Classic appearance, Israel has been among the biggest surprises after defeating Pool A host Korea and Chinese Taipei at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. Israel clinched a spot in the second round when the Netherlands beat Chinese Taipei.

Video: ISR@TPE: Lavarnway launches two-run homer in the 3rd

"One of the goals is to not put the cart before the horse," Israel manager Jerry Weinstein said. "We're not in the second round yet. We're preparing for the game with the Netherlands, and that's what we're thinking about right now. My experience has been that when you start getting ahead of yourself, you get out in the future, you're not taking care of the present."

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com.