Wayne Graczyk

Two Japanese Stars Get Posted

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Rakuten Eagles righthander Hisashi Iwakuma and Chiba Lotte Marines shortstop Tsuyoshi Nishioka are looking to test their skills in North America in 2011. The Athletics won the posting battle for Iwakuma and have until Dec. 7 to sign him. Nishioka is still waiting to find out who wins his posting battle.

International | #2010#International Affairs

WBC Set To Open With Asia Round In Tokyo

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The 2006 World Baseball Classic begins Friday, March 3, as the Asia Round gets underway at Tokyo Dome. Host country Japan will be joined in the WBC Pool A by China, Taiwan and Korea, and the top two teams following three days of round-robin play will advance to Round Two of the WBC beginning March 12 in Anaheim. Japan and Korea are favored to move on to California.

International | #2006#International Affairs#World Baseball Classic