When Dan Duquette took over the Orioles this offseason, he made it clear that he was going to target the international market. He made good on his promise with a flurry of moves, highlighted by Tsuyoshi Wada and Wei-Yin Chen, two lefties from the Nippon League.
The Orioles need to find a competitive advantage and Japan has become the focus. Andy MacPhail opened the door by signing Koji Uehara a few years ago, but Duquette has kicked it down.
Here are five players that the Orioles could target from Japan in the near future.