• Kyodo


Samurai Japan will play games against Mexico and the Netherlands in November, with an eye on next year’s World Baseball Classic, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Sunday.

Mexico is managed by Yomiuri Giants scout Edgar Gonzalez, while the Netherlands team will be managed by San Francisco Giants batting coach Hensley Meulens, who played in Japan for the Chiba Lotte Marines and Yakult Swallows.

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