For Texas Rangers pitcher Chris Martin, being back in Japan is a homecoming of sorts.

Martin played for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters during his two years in NPB, but there is still some nostalgia in suiting up for the MLB side at Tokyo Dome for the Japan All-Star Series this week.

While the Fighters are based in Sapporo, the club plays several games at Tokyo Dome (the franchise was based in Tokyo from 1948-2003) each season.