Cubs prospects Brett Jackson and Jeff Beliveau will begin workouts Tuesday with Team USA at the complex in Cary, N.C. They are two of 24 players named to the U.S. roster on Sept. 15 for the team that will compete in both the IBAF Baseball World Cup in Panama City, Panama, Oct. 2-15, and the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Oct. 20-25. Jackson was a member of last year’s Pan-Am Qualifying team that finished 10-1 and tied for third in the tournament. Beliveau was recently named the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year. The right-hander was 6-2 with a 1.57 ERA and five saves between Class A Daytona and Double-A Tennessee. Also, Iowa Cubs catcher Chris Robinson will not play in the World Cup tournament, but will join Team Canada for the Pan-Am Games in Mexico. A native of London, Ontario, Canada, Robinson has played in several international tournaments including the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
– Carrie Muskat