In the 2013 edition, Canó batted 15-for-32 (. 469). The Dominican Republic defeated Puerto Rico 3–0 in the finals to win the championship and became the first undefeated team in the tournament's history. Canó was named the Most Valuable Player of the Classic.  He joined teammates Octavio Dotel and Santiago Casilla as part of the four players to ever have won a World Series and World Baseball Classic, after Daisuke Matsuzaka completed the feat. The four were later joined by a fifth, Koji Uehara, after he won in 2013 with the Boston Red Sox. Uehara's Red Sox teammate Andrew Miller would join this club too when Team USA won in 2017. Team USA that year brought in several members into this group to include Buster Posey with the San Francisco Giants in 2010 and also later with Brandon Crawford for the 2012, and 2014 World Series contests; Eric Hosmer with the Kansas City Royals in 2015; Cano's 2009 teammate David Robertson; and Luke Gregerson and Alex Bregman with the Houston Astros also later that year. Several other former players would also match this feat in 2017 when Team USA won, but as coaches: Alan Trammell a player for the Detroit Tigers in 1984 while Willie Randolph and Cano's brief 2005 teammate Tino Martinez did so with the Yankees in the 1970's and 1990's respectively.