Reds third baseman Suarez named to MLB team for Japan series

Games will be played across Japan in November


Suarez tied for NL lead with 100 RBIs.

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez will join a group of baseball stars in the 2018 Japan All-Star Series, Major League Baseball announced Monday.

The seven-game series will take place across Japan from Nov. 8-15. Among the players named to the Major League Baseball team so far, in addition to Suarez, are: St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina; Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich; Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr.; Philadelphia Phillies teammates Rhys Hoskins and Carlos Santana; Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield; and Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Chris Taylor.

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More members of the team, which will be led by Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly, will be announced in the coming weeks. The MLB team will play a team made up of players from Nippon Professional Baseball.

Suarez, 27, is tied for the National League lead with 100 RBIs. He seeks to become the first Red to lead the league in that category since Dave Parker in 1985. Suarez made the all-star team for the first time this season.

This will be the 37th time big leaguers have toured Japan since 1908.

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