Altuve, Morneau, Harper to play in Japan series

MLB All-Stars to participate in five games against national team in November

Two of baseball's top hitters and one of its brightest young stars have been added to the roster of Major Leaguers that will represent Major League Baseball in the Japan All-Star Series in November.

The league announced on Tuesday that American League batting champion Jose Altuve, National League batting champion Justin Morneau and Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper were added to the roster, which already includes Robinson Cano, Adam Jones, Yasiel Puig and Albert Pujols.

Red Sox manager John Farrell will manage the club, which will play a five-game series against "Samurai Japan," Japan's national team. Games will take place in Osaka, Tokyo and Sapporo, and two exhibition games will complement the five-game set.

The first exhibition game is scheduled to be played on Nov. 11, and the series is scheduled to run through Nov. 20.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.