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Granderson and Cano heading to Taiwan

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 14, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano are among the headliners for a group of Major League Baseball players traveling to Taiwan next month to play a five-game series against the Chinese Taipei national team. A few details from MLB…

The Taiwan All-Star Series will consist of five games played between November 1st-6th in three different cities – New Taipei City (XinZhuang Stadium) on November 1st, Taichung (Intercontinental Stadium) on November 3rd and 4th and Kaohsiung (Chengcing Lake Stadium) on November 5th and 6th. Each game will feature MLB All-Stars playing the Chinese Taipei national team and all games will be broadcast live in Taiwan by FTV, Major League Baseball’s exclusive over-the-air broadcaster for regular season and Postseason games.

Not all of the roster has been announced just yet, but the team will be managed by Bruce Bochy of the Giants. The roster so far includes:

Bill Bray, Reds
Ross Detwiler, Nationals
Dillon Gee, Mets
Jeremy Guthrie, Orioles
Mark Melancon, Astros
Jose Veras, Pirates

Drew Butera, Twins
Jeff Mathis, Angels

Erick Aybar, Angels
Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
Robinson Cano, Yankees
Michael Morse, Nationals
Ryan Roberts, Diamondbacks
Pablo Sandoval, Giants
Skip Schumaker, Cardinals
Danny Valencia, Twins

Emilio Bonifacio, Marlins
Curtis Granderson, Yankees
Logan Morrison, Marlins

The roster includes a not that Cabrera’s participating is “subject to postseason commitments” but includes no such note for Schmaker, who’s also still playing. The roster includes open spots for at least one more infielder, one more outfielder, a third catcher and it lists six additional spots for pitchers.

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