The Seattle Mariners set their 30-man travel roster for the team's trip to Japan to open the regular season.
Ichiro Suzuki and possibly Hideki Matsui will begin the 2012 season playing before their countrymen.
Cleveland's C.C. Sabathia got roughed up in another disappointing homecoming and Dana Eveland allowed one run in seven innings to win in his Oakland Athletics debut, beating the Indians 6-1 on Saturday.
Red Sox ace Josh Beckett will miss the team's upcoming trip to Japan, where Boston will open the Major League Baseball season against the Oakland Athletics.
The Boston Red Sox will open their World Series title defense in Tokyo.
Running away with the AL East this year, the Boston Red Sox may open next season in the Far East.
The New York Yankees would play the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in Tokyo on March 30-31 if they decide to go ahead with a season-opening trip to Japan.
Worried about a possible war in Iraq, baseball on Tuesday considered canceling the season-opening series in Japan between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics.
They probably will be called "Los Expos" along with "Les Expos" next season.