The last time Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington had an opportunity to manage an all-star team was in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. Per custom, the defending pennant-winning managers from the prior season get to manage their respective leagues in the mid-summer classic.
But this November, Washington will have another chance to manage MLB all-stars in a bit of a different arena when they send a team to Japan for an exhibition tour of playing a Japanese all-star team, of sorts.
Washington will manage a team with such names as Albert Pujols, Yasiel Puig, Adam Jones and Robinson Cano, as they head to the Far East from Nov. 11-20 to play "Samurai Japan," which is essentially Japan's national team and could feature Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish.
There are currently no Rangers listed on Wash's roster, but you'd have to think that could change as players will probably drop like flies with "injuries" and the like. The last time MLB did something like this was in 2006, when the MLB all-stars went 5-0 against their Japanese competition.