Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 2/29/12
For 14 consecutive seasons, the Baltimore Orioles have tried nearly everything to improve. Now, they're going the foreign route. Dan Duquette, the Orioles new top baseball man, believes that one way for the team to get better is to look outside the United States - for players. Two of Duquette's first two signings were left-handed starters Wei-Yin Chen from Taiwan and Japan's Tsuyoshi Wada. Both Chen and Wada are veterans of Japanese baseball, but now they have to adjust to U.S. baseball - and do it in the rugged AL East. Chen and Wada have lockers near each other - with interpreters nearby. For the 31-year-old Wada, who signed a two-year $8.15 million contract, he had long had the desire to test his skills at the highest level "I just saw that Major League Baseball was a completely different world," Wada said through his interpreter. "Even though I saw that and went into Japanese baseball, I thought I'd like to play on an international stage." Wada isn't the Orioles' first Jap...
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