Jake Cronenworth On the Roster for Team USA

St. Clair native and University of Michigan standout Jake Cronenworth has been placed on the roster for Team USA as they try to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Cronenworth, a member of the Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball club, played last season on the AAA Durham Bulls team. Cronenworth has been a part of the Rays organization for the past 4 years playing both shortstop and pitcher for the Bulls while hitting a .334 average with 10 home runs and 45 RBIs. Cronenworth was also a two-time All-Big Ten Conference second-team honoree, and was the Big Ten Tournament’s MVP in 2015.

Team USA will compete in Mexico the first week in November as part of Group A in the tournament. They will play against teams from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the Netherlands. The top two teams from Group A will play in Tokyo, in what is billed as a “super round.” Teams that make it to the super round qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo.  Team USA is managed by four-time World Series champion Joe Girardi.

Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.