Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today that 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 will be among the group of accomplished Major Leaguers who will travel to Japan this November to play a five-game series against "Samurai Japan" (Japan's National Team) in "All-Star Series 2014." The MLB All-Stars will be led by Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, who led the Rangers to back-to-back American League pennants in 2010 and 2011.
The Texas Rangers formally announced this afternoon that the club has recalled left-handed pitcher Robbie Ross Jr. from Triple-A Round Rock. To make room for Ross Jr. on the 25-man roster, the club has optioned right-handed pitcher Nate Adcock to Round Rock.
The 2014 Major League Baseball Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series begins this week with 16 teams participating in the baseball portion of the competition. The Texas Rangers are the host major league team for the 2014 competition.