• Kyodo


Nippon Professional Baseball’s players have spoken, and they want to see power at this year’s All-Star Series.

Three foreign sluggers, who were not selected to the Central and Pacific leagues’ All-Star teams by the fans, were added through the players’ vote, NPB announced Thursday. The additions were Ernesto Mejia of the PL’s Seibu Lions, single-season home run record-holder Wladimir Balentien of the CL’s Tokyo Yakult Swallows and 2014 CL home run king Brad Eldred of the Hiroshima Carp.

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