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Major League Baseball could be played in Australia as early as 2014.

After the success of its international launch in Japan this year, baseball's premier domestic competition is looking to host the opening series Down Under.

"We are investigating. It's still early days but we've done some considerable work," MLB International's Australia and Oceania director Tom Nicholson said.

"What we're investing in this country and in this region is significant...

"Next year we've got the World Baseball Classic, so the next window of such an exercise would be 2014, 2015 and then we will be going back to Tokyo in 2016."

The series would most likely be played in Sydney.

The Athletics is one team keen to put up its hand again.

Oakland already boasts a strong Aussie connection, with four of the six Australians to have played in the majors this season having worn the club's green and gold.

Last month in a game against the Chicago White Sox, the Athletics became the first team to feature three Aussies with Luke Hughes, Grant Balfour and Rich Thompson all on the roster....

Earlier this month, left-handed pitcher Travis Blackley was picked up by Oakland after a stint with the San Francisco Giants.

Liam Hendriks (Minnesota Twins) and Josh Spence (San Diego Padres) are other Aussies to feature in MLB this season.
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