By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
Team Canada will have some Philadelphia flavor when the World Baseball Classic begins in March.
Phillies' prospects Phillipe Aumont and Tyson Gillies both were named to Canada's 23-man provisional roster on Saturday afternoon during an event at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
Aumont is expected to compete for a bullpen spot with the Phillies this spring. The 24-year-old spent the majority of last season with Lehigh Valley before being called up to Philadelphia in late August. He finished his first big league season with a 3.68 ERA over 18 appearances.
Gillies, 24, spent the majority of last season with Double-A Reading, hitting .299 with four home runs and 24 RBIs. The speedy outfielder is expected to open the season with Reading.
Peter Orr also is on Team Canada's roster. Orr signed a minor league deal with the Phillies in November after a 315/.327/.444 slash over 57 plate appearances with the big league club last year.
The complete Team Canada World Baseball Classic roster can be found here.