Baseball Commissioner announces Japan will host MLB season-opener in upcoming year

Major League Baseball: Japan to Host Opening Games for First Time in March, With Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs in the Spotlight

The opening games of the US Major League Baseball season are set to take place in Japan on March 19 and 20, according to the Japanese baseball commissioner. While the location and teams for these games have not been decided yet, there are speculations that the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs could be possible contenders for the series as they both have Japanese players on their roster.

Sadayuki Sakakibara of the Nippon Professional Baseball Organization recently met with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in South Korea to discuss the plan for these games scheduled in Japan. During their meeting, they spoke about the dates for the upcoming games, but no final decisions have been made yet regarding the teams that will participate.

While Ohtani, a Japanese superstar, is closely followed by media in Japan, it is still uncertain whether he will be part of the opening games. The Dodgers previously played against the San Diego Padres in Seoul during a season-opening series, adding to the excitement surrounding international games.

Despite no final decisions being made yet, Sakakibara expressed his hope that it would work out as speculated. If selected, it would be an exciting opportunity for fans from both countries to witness some of their favorite players compete against each other on foreign soil.

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