|Published:||Oct 05, 2010 3:35 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 05, 2010 12:35 PM EDT|
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Baseball is going international in St. Petersburg.
Mayor Bill Foster said Monday that the home city of the Tampa Bay Rays will also host national teams from the Netherlands and Canada beginning next spring as part of a new international baseball program.
The Australian national team has signed on for a summer series that is still being developed.
The international teams will play each other and also face major league spring training squads from the region. Games will be played at Al Lang Field, which was abandoned by the Rays when the team moved its spring training to Charlotte County last year.
The teams will play a schedule of 15 to 20 games.
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