Team Canada’s Adam Loewen replaced by Ryan Kellogg ahead of WBC

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Canadian pitcher Adam Loewen has withdrawn from the World Baseball Classic and will be replaced by Ryan Kellogg, Baseball Canada announced Wednesday.

Kellogg, a member of the Chicago Cubs since being drafted in the fifth round in 2015, played the 2016 season with Single-A South Bend. In 130.2 innings, the Whitby, Ont. native went 9-7 with a 3.03 ERA.

Kellogg’s previous international experience includes helping the Junior National Team claim silver medals at the COPABE 18U Pan Am Championships (2011) and IBAF 18U Baseball World Cup (2012).

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