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Cano, Puig, Pujols highlight early roster for All-Star series in Japan

Cano, Puig, Pujols highlight early roster for All-Star series in Japan Photo: Mike Zarrilli/Getty

Major League Baseball announced the first members of its team which will play Japan's national team in November.

The Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano, Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols and Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones will play for the MLB team. Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers will manage the team.

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The All-Star Series 2014 will see the MLB team play a five-game series against Japan's national team. The series was last played in 2006, when the MLB team won all five games.

The five games will be split among three cities: Osaka, Tokyo and Sapporo.

MLB will announce the rest of the roster at a later date.

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