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Norichika Aoki to sit out WBC

Updated: November 14, 2012, 7:00 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki has decided not to participate in next year's World Baseball Classic, becoming the latest Japanese major leaguer to opt out of the tournament.

Aoki told Japan manager Koji Yamamoto that he couldn't take part because he has to prepare for next season with the Brewers, the Nikkansports newspaper reported Wednesday.

Pitchers Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers and Hisashi Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners already informed two-time defending ...

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