According to a story just distributed by the Associated Press, Trey Hillman is leaving Japan on Tuesday for a whirlwind tour of the United States, to conduct in-person interviews with Texas, San Diego, and Oakland regarding those clubs’ managerial openings. He will return to Japan on Saturday for obligations that include the coaching of his Nippon Ham squad in the Asian Series.

Meanwhile, Ken Davidoff of Newsday reports that Nippon Ham has offered Hillman a one-year, $1 million extension to remain with the Fighters.

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