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Posted: Friday March 13, 2009 10:55AM; Updated: Friday March 13, 2009 10:55AM

Larkin to manage U.S. team against Puerto Rico in WBC

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Davey Johnson will be attending the wedding of his stepson

Larkin is the bench coach for the U.S. team

Larkin was a 12-time All-Star shortstop and '95 NL MVP during his 19-year career

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Barry Larkin
Barry Larkin is filling in for Davey Johnson, who will attend his stepson's wedding in St. Petersburg, Fla., and rejoin the team Sunday.
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MIAMI (AP) -- Barry Larkin will manage the next U.S. game in the World Baseball Classic for Davey Johnson, who will be attending the wedding of his stepson.

Larkin, the bench coach for the U.S. team, will lead Friday's workout and manage Saturday night's game against Puerto Rico in Miami. Johnson will attend the wedding in St. Petersburg, Fla., and is expected to rejoin the team Sunday.

Larkin was a 12-time All-Star shortstop and 1995 NL MVP during his 19-year career with the Cincinnati Reds.

The U.S. team will play in the second round of the tournament after advancing in Toronto. Venezuela faces the Netherlands in the other game Saturday.

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