Andy Pettitte and Mark Teixeira, two Yankees who endured injury problems last season, are scheduled to play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic in March, a source with knowledge of the roster confirmed Monday.

If the Yankees are fretting over either player being out of their spring training camp during the tournament, which begins March 7 for Team USA, they're not saying so publicly.

"All I can say is the WBC is a joint venture between the Players' Association and the 30 clubs and everyone who is eligible to participate, can," Yankee GM Brian Cashman said.

"I know Joe Torre's managing that team (Team USA) and he's all in to win, so if I'm Torre, I'd be trying to get as many guys like Andy Pettitte and Mark Teixeira as I could."

The 40-year-old Pettitte missed nearly three months last season after suffering a broken left leg when he was hit by a line drive June 27. He returned Sept. 19 and was effective in two postseason starts. The last five weeks of Teixeira's season were mostly wrecked by a left calf injury, but he also played in the postseason.

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