Albert Pujols has decided not to participate in the Suzuki Japan All-Star Series. From MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez:
... Pujols was excited to take part, since he wasn't able to go the last time the Series took place in 2006. But the 34-year-old indicated all along that he wasn't 100-percent committed and ultimately decided against it, largely because he wants to watch one of his daughters take part in a gymnastics event during that time.
Source: MLB.com 10/17/2014
Samurai Japan announced the addition of a number of popular baseball manga characters to their manga roster.
|Name JPN||Name ENG||Manga Title||Author||Manga Magazine||Original Run|
|谷口 タカオ||Taniguchi, Takao||Captain||Chiba, Akio||Gekkan Shonen Jump||1972-1979|
|上杉 達也||Uesugi, Tatsuya||Touch||Adachi, Mitsuru||Shukan Shonen Sunday||1981-1986|
|茂野 吾郎||Shigeno, Goro||MAJOR||Mitsuda, Takuya||Shukan Shonen Sunday||1994-2010|
|三橋 廉||Mihashi, Ren||Okiku Furikabutte||Higuchi, Asa||Gekkan Afternoon||2003-ongoing|
|沢村 栄純||Sawamura, Jun||Ace of Diamond||Terajima, Yuji||Shukan Shonen Magazine||2006-ongoing|
Source: official announcement