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Dodgers' Puig to Play on MLB All-Star Team in Japan

It's a who's who of the best players in the game



    Yasiel Puig might be brushing up on how to use chopsticks.

    The Dodgers outfielder is among the first group of Major League all-stars named to the team that will travel to Japan for a five-game series against Japan’s National Team - "Samurai Japan" - in November.

    He’ll be joined by Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners, Adam Jones from the Baltimore Orioles, and Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Others will be named later, and I suspect a certain shaggy-haired, Cy-Young winning, Dodgers left-hander will be added to the squad. But, we'll have to wait and see. 

    The team will be led by Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington.

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    The series started in 1908, and this year will mark the 36th time that big leaguers have traveled to Japan for exhibition games.

    The last time MLB sent a team of all-stars was in 2006, which was also the first time the five-game format was used. The U.S. went 5-0. Shocker.

    MLB also announced the schedule:

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    Tuesday, Nov. 11:       Exhibition Game vs. Hanshin Tigers/Yomiuri Giants at Koshien
    Wednesday, Nov. 12:  Game #1 at Kyocera Dome, Osaka
    Thursday, Nov. 13:      Travel Day
    Friday, Nov. 14:          Game #2 at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo
    Saturday, Nov. 15:      Game #3 at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo
    Sunday, Nov. 16:        Game #4 at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo
    Monday, Nov. 17:        Travel Day
    Tuesday, Nov. 18:       Game #5 at Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
    Wednesday, Nov. 19:  Travel Day
    Thursday, Nov. 20:      Exhibition Game vs Team Japan, Okinawa

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