This week, Chris Robinson will go from buried on the Orioles’ organizational depth chart to starting catcher for Canada in the World Baseball Classic.

When the Orioles’ 40-man roster was finalized this offseason, the team had four catchers on the roster. The 29-year-old Robinson, who played 52 games last year at Triple-A Norfolk and has never played in the major leagues, wasn’t one of them.

“I’ve been here long enough to know that I’m not going to take Matt Wieters’ job,” Robinson said. “But I want to basically, for me, its about making an impression, about getting in front of [manager] Buck [Showalter] and getting in front of [bench and catchers coach John Russell] and getting in front of the big league staff and showing that I can play and that I can help the team win, so that if something does happen.”

On Sunday, Robinson leaves to join Canada's WBC team in Arizona.