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All-Star roster for Taiwan trip announced

NEW YORK -- Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees, Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Skip Schumaker of the St. Louis Cardinals headline the 19-man roster announced for Major League Baseball's Taiwan exhibition tour next month.

The roster released Friday also includes Pablo Sandoval of the San Francisco Giants and a rather lackluster pitching staff of Bill Bray, Ross Detwiler, Dillon Gee, Jeremy Guthrie, Mark Melancon and Jose Veras.

Also included are catchers Drew Butera and Jeff Mathis; infielders Erick Aybar, Michael Morse, Ryan Roberts and Danny Valencia; and outfielders Emilio Bonifacio and Logan Morrison.

The major leaguers will play five games from Nov. 1-6. Cabrera's participation is subject to Detroit's postseason, and other players might be added. Schumaker is missing the NL championship series with a strained right oblique.