Wash to manage All-Star team in Japan

August, 21, 2014
Aug 21
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Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington will manage a team of MLB All-Stars in a five-game series against Samurai Japan, Japan's National Team, beginning Nov. 11.

Games will be played in Osaka, Tokyo and Sapporo, with exhibition games in Osaka and Okinawa.

Among the major leaguers who will participate are Robinson Cano, Adam Jones, Yasiel Puig and Albert Pujols.

This is the 11th All-Star Series and the 36th time overall that a team of major leaguers has toured Japan for exhibition games. The current format started in 2006, with the U.S. going 5-0 against Japan's National Team.

The series ends Nov. 20

Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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