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Asian Breeze Travel Team to Play Exhibition Games

A travel team called The Asian Breeze is a multi-cultural indy baseball team that plans on playing exhibition games against MiLB, Mexican and Independent league teams and colleges in Arizona and Mexico this February and March.

The owner of the team has many connections throughout Japanese baseball, and the team also plans on inviting scouts from the MLB, the Mexican League and various independent leagues.

Last year, the team ran as the Asian Islanders in Taiwan and had success finding players jobs in independent leagues throughout Asia.

While the team is mostly comprised of Japanese players, there are players from various other countries. They are also looking to add a few American players as well… including a few pitchers, infielders and a catcher.

Information for potential players:

Location: Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma Arizona and Mexico

Dates: February 21stthrough March 14th(21 nights 22 days)

Players will arrive from oversea at the Los Angeles Airport around noon on February 21st

They will leave from the Los Angeles Airport on the afternoon of March 14th 

Age: 18 years old and older

Exhibition game opponents: MiLB (affiliated teams), LMB (Mexican professional teams), The Southwest Professional Baseball League, Colleges and etc

Scouts: MLB, Mexican League, Can-Am League, Frontier League,

Scout connections in Japan: NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball), Shinkoku Island League (Indy ball), The Route Inn Baseball Challenge League (Indy ball) and Kansai Independent Baseball League (Indy ball).

Fees: $2,300 (2 players per room)

Application due date: February 1st,2019

Fees include:

  • Housing (21 nights)
  • Breakfast and Lunch (21 days)
  • Jersey and hat (Either rent or purchase)
  • Professional coaching fees
  • Transportations (from airport to hotel, hotel to fields)
  • Contract support

Not include:

  • Dinner (21 days)
  • Transportation from your home to Los Angeles or Arizona
  • Laundry
  • Passport fees and all other fees for your travel
  • Sport insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees for contracts

If you are interested in playing or scouting the Asian Breeze, please check out the following:

Asian Breeze Official Site (Additional Info and Application) HERE.

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Japanese Professional Baseball Tryouts Coming to the US

The Kochi Fighting Dogs of the Shikoku Island League Plus will once again be having open tryouts in the United States over the next few months.

The Shikoku Island League Plus has four teams and is part of the Japan Independent Baseball League Organization.

The tryouts, which will be held in California, Florida and Texas, cost $100 for all players who pre-register and $125 for players paying the day of the tryout.

For more information, questions, or to pre-register, email Zak Colby at: colbyson1016@hotmail.com

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