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MLB fans react to Nestor Cortes Jr.'s incredible new Team USA-themed glove for upcoming WBC: "Freshest glove on the field"

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Nestor Cortes Jr. will pitch for Team USA

Following an incredible season for the New York Yankees, Nestor Cortes Jr. landed a spot on Team USA's baseball team for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. He'll be one of the United States' premier pitchers and very likely a fan favorite like he is with the Yankees.

Ahead of the WBC, which begins in a couple of months, Cortes shared on social media his new glove, complete with a red, white, and blue color scheme for the tournament.

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As seen in the short video Cortes shared, the glove has stars, his name and number, and all the colors represented. It will go with his Team USA jersey so well.

One fan couldn't wait to get Cortes' jersey, while other supporters offered their reactions to this incredible glove.

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Nestor is an incredible patriot and heโ€™s going to do a great job for Team USA twitter.com/cortes_1210/stโ€ฆ
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Many fans of baseball hate the Yankees. They have been one of the most hated teams in baseball for a long time, as they've been one of the richest and most successful. Their players often get that same treatment.

However, some of them, such as Aaron Judge, often rise above the Yankee hate. Nestor Cortes Jr. is one of those players. Many fans can't help but like the pitcher, thanks to his less-than-imposing stuff and incredible stats.

It also helps that he has fun on the mound, routinely throwing with different windups and arm angles. When he suits up for Team USA, baseball fans can root for him with a clear conscience.


Who is joining Nestor Cortes Jr. on Team USA?

Aside from the Yankees star, Team USA will have a ton of great players on its roster, including:

  • Mike Trout
  • Trevor Story
  • Nestor Cortes Jr.
  • Nolan Arenado
  • J.T. Realmuto
  • Paul Goldschmidt
  • Bryce Harper
  • Kyle Schwarber
  • Pete Alonso
  • Tim Anderson
  • Kyle Tucker
  • Trea Turner
  • Devin Williams
  • Nestor Cortes
  • Nathan Eovaldi
  • Logan Webb
  • Clayton Kershaw
Nestor Cortes joins Team USA
Nestor Cortes joins Team USA

Team USA is arguably the favorite, even though there are several deep teams. It will be an excellent tournament, but it's hard to count out the sheer firepower that the United States boasts.

The WBC officially begins on March 8, a few weeks before the MLB regular season begins.

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