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Dodgers News: Chris Taylor Selected to MLB All-Star Tour in Japan

Chris Taylor will be headed to Japan this Fall, to represent the Dodgers in the 2018 MLB All-Star Tour.  Taylor was among the first 8 roster selections, in a group that also includes Yadier Molina, Rhys Hoskins, Christian Yelich, Eugenio Suarez, Ronald Acuña Jr., Whit Merrifield, and Carlos Santana.

Under former Dodgers’ manager Don Mattingly, the squad will play a series of 7 exhibition games against the Nippon Professional Baseball league.  The 2018 tour will mark the 37th year that MLB “All-Stars” have visited the Japanese archipelago to play exhibition games.

Taylor joins teammates Yasiel Puig, who represented MLB in the 2014 tour, and Kenta Maeda, who represented the Hiroshima Toyo Carp that same year, as notable Dodgers to recently participate in the tour.  This will be the first time Taylor has the opportunity to represent the Dodgers organization abroad – outside of the games the team played this year in Mexico – he should be a fantastic ambassador for this historic franchise.

The action is set to start on November 8th with a game at the historic Tokyo Dome, against the Yomiuri Giants.

The remainder of the line-up is expected to be set in the coming weeks.  It would be great to see a number of other young-Dodgers participating in this great opportunity to spread baseball’s appeal abroad.


Isaac Castro

Born and raised in Southern California, his earliest Dodgers' memories are watching the games from his Grandmother's living room in Oxnard, CA and packing in on Friday nights with his family of 7 to Chavez Ravine. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Economics, and still resides in enemy territory. He plans on naming his first born after Chase Utley.

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