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With No Offer, Bobby Valentine In Japan

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Chiba Lotte Marine manager Bobby Valentine blows a bubble during a 2006 World Baseball Classic Exhibition Game. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

Chiba Lotte Marine manager Bobby Valentine blows a bubble during a 2006 World Baseball Classic Exhibition Game. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Without an offer from the Boston Red Sox, Bobby Valentine is spending some time in Japan.

According to the New York Times, Valentine visited a hospital in the tsunami-ravaged city of Sendai in Japan before heading to Tokyo for a charity event where he was a guest at the Major League Baseball Cafe.

Valentine told Japanese fans he was anxious  to hear from the Red Sox, and got their approval to take the job via a loud applause.

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The 61-year-old spent seven seasons managing in Japan, one stint in 1995 and then against from 2004-2009, winning a Japan Series Championship with the Chiba Lotte Marines in 2005.

The Red Sox have yet to offer Valentine, or Gene Lamont, their managerial position. Boston is expected to make a decision later this week.

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