New Hiroshima Carp manager Marty Brown is excited about his challenge and can’t wait for spring training to begin.

The former Carp player (1992-1994) will join Trey Hillman of the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters and Bobby Valentine of the Japan and Asia Series champion Chiba Lotte Marines in a trio of Americans leading a quarter of the Japanese pro baseball teams when camps open on Feb. 1.

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