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Saturday, January 23, 2010
Dodgers set Taiwan trip for March

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Los Angeles Dodgers will travel to Taiwan in March for a pair of exhibition games against a team from the Chinese Professional Baseball League.

The Dodgers' two-game set March 13-14 will not be part of the official spring training schedule, which Los Angeles begins March 5 against the Chicago White Sox.

The Dodgers were the first big league club to play in Taiwan in 1993, when they competed against a team of Chinese all-stars. They also played the San Diego Padres in two spring training games in Beijing in March 2008, the first major league games played in China.

That year, the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics opened the regular season with two games in Tokyo.