The team Canada manager for the 2023 WBC is Ernie Whitt.
Ernie has been managing the Canadian national team since 2004. He led Canada to its Gold medal in the 2011 Pan Am Games. He also helped Canada bag 4th place in the 2004 Olympics.
As a former baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, Whitt started his MLB career via Boston Red Sox in 1976. However, he moved to Blue Jays in 1977 and had a great career there from 1980 to 1989. Ernie sits in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame since his induction in 2009.
It is Canada's fifth appearance in the WBC, and their best performance came during the 2006 tournaments when they reached 9th place in the first round.
Team Canada WBC roster
Outfielders: Denzel Clarke, Owen Caissie, Jacob Robson, Tyler O'Neill
Infielders: Edouard Julien, Freddie Freeman, Otto López, Abraham Toro, Damiano Palmegiani, Jared Young
Pitchers: Philippe Aumont, Matt Brash, Mitch Bratt, Indigo Diaz, Scott Mathieson, Trevor Brigden, Nick Pivetta, Rob Zastryzny, Curtis Taylor, Andrew Albers, R.J. Freure, Cal Quantrill, Evan Rutckyj, Cade Smith, John Axford, Adam Loewen, Noah Skirrow
Catchers: Kellin Deglan, Andy Yerzy, Bo Naylor