Japanese players in the MLB have been throwing their support to help with Japan’s relief efforts. With the quake & tsunami affecting their friends, family and home country, baseball players from the Boston Red Sox, Oakland A’s and Minnesota Twins are raising funds for the victims. Hideki Okajima, Daisuke “Dice K” Matsuzaka, Junichi Tazawa, and Itsuki Shoda of the Red Sox collected donations before one of their games. Former World Series MVP Hideki Matsui (now with the Oakland A’s) and Tsuyoshi Nishioka of the Minnesota Twins each had their own messages to fans on how to support their relief causes. Also of note both Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners and Daisuke Matsuzaka donated $1 million each to the Japanese Red Cross Society. With Japan as a major international market for the MLB, you can expect to see more from the MLB and its teams this season.
Red Sox: Japanese Red Sox players collect donations for relief efforts in their home country
Oakland A’s: Hideki Matsui asks for support
Twins: The Twins are partnering with Feed My Starving Children to deliver more than 100,000 meals to Japan
Twins: Tsuyoshi Nishioka and Michael Cuddyer discuss the recent tragedy in Japan and how you can help. Text “Red Cross” to 90999 to donate $10