ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) — Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington will lead a squad of MLB All Stars as they tour Japan for a series of exhibition games this offseason.
The team — which will include MLB All-Stars Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners, Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles, Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels — will play a five-game series against “Samurai Japan” this November in the “All-Star Series 2014”.
It’s unclear if any Rangers, including Yu Darvish, will play in the exhibition.
The trip will mark the 11th All-Star Series and the 36th time overall that a team of MLB players has traveled to Japan for a series of exhibition games.
The five-game format was first adopted in 2006, which is also the last time the squad played Japan’s All-Stars. That year, a team including Ryan Howard, Joe Mauer, Joe Nathan, and David Wright, went 5-0.
The games will be held in Osaka, Tokyo, Sapporo, and Okinawa.
Washington, who led Texas to back-to-back American League pennants in 2010 and 2011, is under contract with the Rangers through 2015.
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