Washington Nationals director of Pacific Rim scouting Marty Brown just completed a second trip to Japan this season.

The former Hiroshima Carp and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles manager is enjoying his job with the National League team, especially since he gets to return to his old stomping ground and keep up the friendships he made during his three years as a Carp player (1992-94) and five years managing (2006-10) in the Central and Pacific Leagues.

Brown is in his second year scouting with the Nationals but says he does miss managing.