Girardi said several factors went into determining which players would make the trip. He said that Derek Jeter had a "responsibility" to go, and that he wanted to keep his regular outfield together in Panama and the rest of his infield as a unit in Florida. Taking some Latin stars for the Panamanian audience was a minor consideration.
"A little bit, yeah," Girardi said. "Obviously, I'm sure they follow a lot of our Latin stars. But they follow all our players because of Mo. They follow their team."
The complete Panama roster:
Pitchers: Cesar Cabral, Robert Coello, Preston Claiborne, Matt Daley, Chris Leroux, Jim Miller, David Robertson, Sabathia, Yoshinori Tateyama, Warren, Chase Whitley
Catchers: Cervelli, Jose Gil, John Ryan Murphy, Gary Sanchez
Infielders: Dean Anna, Jeter, Corban Joseph, Jose Pirela, Yangervis Solarte, Zelous Wheeler
Outfielders: Zoilo Almonte, Carlos Beltran, Adonis Garcia, Brett Gardner, Antoan Richardson, Alfonso Soriano
Paul Hagen is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.