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MetsBlog Oct 27, 2014

Lucas Duda may travel to Japan for All-Star Series

Lucas Duda may participate in the MLB All-Star tour of Japan.1 The team, which begins play on Nov. 11, will travel to Koshien, Osaka, Tokyo, Sapporo and Okinawa. Bryce Harper, Jose Altuve and Justin Morneau may also participate.1 The current five-game format was first played in 2006, which was the last time the MLB All-Stars faced off […]
Twinkie Town Oct 23, 2014
Twins notes: 40-man roster, manager poll, Jesse on the radio

Twins notes: 40-man roster, manager poll, Jesse on the radio

Me fail English? That's unpossible! Twins sell Kris Johnson to Japanese Central League I almost missed this news in in the last 12 hours, but in addition to the Twins declining the option on Jared Burton they've also sold lefty Kris Johnson to a Japanese league. Johnson was, ultimately, half of the return for Justin Morneau, along with Alex Presley. Johnson made three spot starts for the Twins this year: one in May and two more in July on either side of the All-Star break. He finished with a 4.73 ERA in 13.1 innings, including 12 strikeouts but nine walks and a dangerous 17 hits. It was a...

Twinsights: Kris Johnson's rights sold to Japanese team

You can close the book on the August 2013 deal that sent Justin Morneau to the Pittsburgh Pirates. According to a source, the Twins sold the rights to left-hander Kris Johnson to the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of the Japanese Central League. Johnson, who turned 30 last Tuesday, went 0-1 with a 4.73 earned run average in three starts for the Twins this season. The Twins will receive a sum in the "mid six figures" for Johnson's rights, the source said. Johnson came over from the Pirates last offseason  in a one-for-one deal for reliever Duke Welker, who later underwent Tommy […] The post...
FanBlog: Astros Sep 30, 2014

Jose Altuve added to MLB team for series in Japan

Jose Altuve has been named to the MLB All-Star team that will tour Japan in Novemeber, MLB and the MLBPA announced. Altuve, the AL batting champion, was added to the team along with NL batting champ Justin Morneau of the Rockies and Bryce Harper of the Nationals. Players previously announced for the team are Robinson […]

Harper play showcase in Japan

After whatever happens with the Nationals in the MLB playoffs this October, outfielder Bryce Harper will keep playing, as the two-time All-Star has decided to travel to Japan as part of a showcase series. Harper will join MLB players Jose Altuve and Justin Morneau on a roster that already includes Yasiel Puig, Robinson Cano, Albert…

Bryce Harper to play for MLB all-star team in Japan in November

Bryce Harper was added to an MLB all-star team that will tour and play in Japan in mid-November, the league announced Tuesday afternoon. Harper joins Jose Altuve of the Astros and Justin Morneau of the Rockies as additions, joining a team that already included Baltimore’s Adam Jones, Seattle’s Robinson Cano, Anaheim’s Albert Pujols and Los Angeles’ Yasiel Puig. […]

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