Organizers: Japan committed to WBC

Updated: July 27, 2012, 3:56 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Organizers of the World Baseball Classic say they expect Japan to field a team regardless of a threat by the country's professional players to skip the 2013 tournament because of a dispute over the distribution of revenue.

Paul Archey, Major League Baseball's senior vice president of international business operations, said in a statement, "We fully expect Japan, the winners of the first two World Baseball Classics, will field another championship-caliber team of which its fans ...

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