Ben Sheets isn't the only member of last year's gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic baseball team who has already played a big role in the big leagues. Of the 24 players on Team USA, 15 have appeared in the majors this season, and all but two of them remain on professional rosters. Here's what those players, including Sheets, have done (statistics through Sunday).
Kurt Ainsworth, 23, RHP (Giants)
Fireballer went 10-9 with 5.07 ERA and 157 strikeouts in 149 innings for Triple A Fresno; since Sept. I call-up, had 13.50 ERA in two games.
Ryan Franklin, 28, RHP ( Mariners)
Was 5-1 with 3.63 ERA in 36 games as Seattle's long man.
Chris George, 22, LHP ( Royals)
Since July 26 call-up from Triple A Omaha, was 4-5 with 5.82 ERA in 10 starts.
Shane Heams, 26, RHP ( Tigers)
Former outfielder was combined 6-5 with 3.86 ERA for Double A Erie and Triple A Toledo.
Rick Krivda, 31, LHP (free agent)
Journeyman released by Cardinals in July after going 4-6 with 4.35 ERA for Triple A Memphis.
Roy Oswalt, 24, RHP ( Astros)
Armed with devastating curve and 95-mph fastball, early May call-up was 14-2 with 2.53 ERA in 19 starts; Rookie of the Year candidate.
Jon Rauch, 23, RHP (White Sox)
Towering (6'11") fastballer was 1-3 with 5.79 ERA for Triple A Charlotte until shoulder surgery in May.
Bobby Seay, 23, LHP ( Devil Rays)
Had 7.20 ERA in 10 innings of relief since Aug. 12 promotion from Double A Orlando.