Altuve, Morneau, Harper named to MLB All-Star squad for Japan All-Star Series

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced today that American League Batting Champion Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros, National League Batting Champion Justin Morneau of the Colorado Rockies and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals have been named to the MLB All-Star Team led by Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell for the Japan All-Star Series 2014. The Japan 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).

          Altuve, Harper and Morneau join previously announced participants 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.

All-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 the Japan All-Star Series 2014 are currently available at

Japan All-Star Series 2014 Schedule 

Tuesday, Nov. 11th:                  Exhibition Game vs. Hanshin Tigers/Yomiuri Giants at Koshien

Wednesday, Nov. 12th:            Game #1 at Kyocera Dome, Osaka

Thursday, Nov. 13th:                Travel Day

Friday, Nov. 14th:                     Game #2 at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo

Saturday, Nov. 15th:                Game #3 at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo

Sunday, Nov. 16th:                   Game #4 at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo

Monday, Nov. 17th:                  Travel Day

Tuesday, Nov. 18th:                 Game #5 at Sapporo Dome, Sapporo

Wednesday, Nov. 19th:            Travel Day

Thursday, Nov. 20th:                Exhibition Game vs Team Japan, Okinawa