The left-hander is unsure of how he will be used at this time, but looks forward to the opportunity to get some international exposure.
"That's something different where you get a chance to play for your country and it is a unique opportunity" said Wideman. "I look forward to it and I hope it goes well. I'm excited to go."
Aaron's season will not end with this international tournament as he will attend the Instructional League in Florida in October.
"I think the organization wants a little more consistency with my breaking pitch" said Wideman when asked what sort of things he will be working on in the instructional league. "It's really been coming along a lot better the last 12 months and I think it is something that they really want to see me do. Also I'll be working on my two seam fastball and keep that going and develop it further and make it my fourth pitch."
Aaron leaves the Lugnuts with a 7-10 record. In 143.0 innings pitched for the Lugnuts this year, he has yielded 78 earned runs for a 4.91 ERA. He also walked 38 batters while striking out 121. Opponents hit .250 off the left-hander this season, with left-hand batters hitting slightly better off him than right-hand batters. Lefties hit .278 off Wideman, while righties hit .244 off him. Wideman looks back on Lansing as a positive experience and will take fond memories with him.
"This place is a great place to pitch. Overall this was a great experience, I loved Lansing. We always had great turnouts and we never had problems that way. People are very supportive of the Lugnuts and I along with everybody else on the team really appreciate that."
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