University of Georgia shortstop Kyle Farmer has been named to Team USA's squad and will report to training camp in Cary, North Carolina. Farmer is one of 22 players that will take part in the month long season that includes trips to Canada and The Netherlands.
Farmer was drafted in the 35th round by the New York Yankees earlier this month in the 2012 MLB Draft. Farmer has elected to return to Athens for his senior season and figures to once again be a key contributor for the Bulldogs. Farmer is excited for the opportunity to represent the University of Georgia and his country with Team USA.
"This is something I've always wanted to do, to play for Team USA, and I'm really excited about getting to be a part of the team," Farmer said in a release. "It's going to be a lot of fun, playing baseball and being around guys from other teams and seeing how they approach the game and the same goes for teams from other countries. My dad was on a team that won a gold medal. He was telling me how Japan took infield/outfield before a game without a baseball. We are going to Cuba and that should be an awesome experience. I'm looking forward to the competition and learning some things that can help me improve and make Georgia better too."