Farrell to lead MLB All-Star squad during All-Star Series 2014

Major League Baseball announced today that Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell will lead the MLB All-Star team during All-Star Series 2014, replacing former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington. All-Star Series 2014 will feature MLB All-Stars traveling to Japan this November to play a five-game series against "Samurai Japan" (Japan's National Team).   

Farrell, a manager in the Majors for each of the last four seasons, guided the Red Sox to the World Series Championship in his first year at the helm in 2013. Among the players who Farrell will lead to Japan are MLB All-Stars Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners, Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles, Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  

ll-Star Series games will be hosted in Osaka (Kyocera Dome), Tokyo (Tokyo Dome) and Sapporo (Sapporo Dome). Two exhibition games will complement the five-game series, with one game in Osaka (Koshien Stadium) and the other in Okinawa (Okinawa Cellular Stadium). Tickets for All-Star Series 2014 are currently available at http://l-tike.com/mlbjp/.