Bryce Harper was added to an MLB all-star team that will tour and play in Japan in mid-November, the league announced Tuesday afternoon. Harper joins Jose Altuve of the Astros and Justin Morneau of the Rockies as additions, joining a team that already included Baltimore’s Adam Jones, Seattle’s Robinson Cano, Anaheim’s Albert Pujols and Los Angeles’ Yasiel Puig. The team will be managed by Red Sox Manager John Farrell.
The team will play five games against Japan’s national team in the Japan All-Star Series plus two exhibition games.
Not including the playoffs, Harper played in only 100 games this season because of a thumb injury, the lowest total of his three-year major league career.