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MLB.com: Mariners, A’s might open 2012 in Japan

by on Sep.23, 2011 @ 12:34 am, under MLB

As mentioned a number of times before, there appears to be a chance that the Seattle Mariners and Oakland A's will open the season in Japan next year.  An from MLB.com's Greg Johns:

Randy Adamack, the Mariners vice president of communications, confirmed on Tuesday that the club has been contacted by MLB about the potential of the international series.

"We have been approached by MLB about participating in a season-opening trip to Japan in 2012," Adamack said. "We have been advised that if this all comes together, we would play two regular-season games and a couple of exhibition games in Japan. Any other updates and information will come from MLB."


If the teams meet in Tokyo prior to that, the two regular-season games would be taken away from the A's home schedule, but not necessarily from that April 6-8 series. The Mariners are also scheduled to play in Oakland on July 5-8, just prior to the All-Star break, as well as Sept. 28-30.