Yasiel Puig will participate in All-Star series in Japan

Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig will be among the major league all-stars who will play a team of all-stars from Japan in November, MLB announced today.

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington will manage the MLB club. 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).

In July, Dodgers pitchers Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw said they would not participate in the series. Dee Gordon said he would.

So far, Puig, Albert Pujols, Adam Jones and Robinson Cano are the only participating players that MLB has announced.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.