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All-star team to play in Taiwan

NEW YORK -- A major league all-star team will travel to Taiwan in November for five exhibition games.

The big league all-stars will play Taiwan's national team Nov. 2-6, the commissioner's office and players' association said Thursday.

Games will take place in Taipei (Nov. 2), Taichung (Nov. 3-4) and Kaohsiung (Nov. 5-6).

MLB and the union also are discussing the possibility of having Oakland and Seattle play regular-season games in Japan next season.

A March 2003 series between Seattle and Oakland at the Tokyo Dome was scrapped because of the threat of war in Iraq.