Eduaro Nunez is heading to Japan. No, not full-time, but as part of the MLB All-Star Tour in Japan. The tour takes place starting next week. The highlight is a five game series against Japan’s national team from November 12-18. Additional games will also be held.
The term ‘all-star’ is used loosely, if you didn’t already assume that from the fact that Eduardo Nunez is on the ‘All-Star Tour’. Nunez isn’t the only familiar Twins name heading to Japan: Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau and Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Drew Butera are also going to be on the trip.
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The full roster:
Pitchers: Jeff Beliveau, Jerry Blevins, Chris Capuano, Randy Choate, Jeremy Guthrie, Tommy Hunter, Hisashi Iwakuma, Mark Melancon, Franklin Morales, Hector Santiago, Matt Shoemaker, Jose Veras, Tsuyoshi Wada, Rob Wooten
The team will bring over a coaching staff that has some big names as well:
Manager: John Farrell