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MINNEAPOLIS Ryan Doumit gave them something to cheer for.An inning later, Denard Span gave them a chance. But Ben Revere, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau could not deliver, the ultimate frustration after the most promising of hopes. The chances were there for the stars to be heroes, but in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Tigers, Doumit's eighth-inning grand slam was just theatrics, an opportunity but nothing more.On Saturday, at times it seemed like there would be no chance. It was a tale of two games, almost: innings one through seven and then eight and nine, when suddenly both teams could hit and neither could locate its pitches.Until the eighth inning, the game was a pitchers' duel, somewhat surprisingly. With Justin Verlander on the mound, it's easy to expect one-sided baseball and the Tigers in complete control, especially at this point in the season, with a playoff berth and multiple awards on the line. But the Twins and starter P.J. Walters held their own, carrying j...
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Twins infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka did the unthinkable and decided to turn down millions owed to him by the club. See his reason why.
MINNEAPOLIS Ryan Doumit single-handedly beat the Detroit Tigers on Friday night at Target Field.Minnesota's designated hitter drove in all four Twins runs as they topped the visiting Tigers 4-2. In doing so, Minnesota helped shape the race for the American League Central title. Detroit led the Chicago White Sox by two games entering Friday night. The Tigers loss, coupled with...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins and infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka are parting ways.
Nishioka approached the team about his release, and the Twins granted the request by letting him go unconditionally. That means Minnesota is not responsible for the 3 million remaining on Nishioka's contract next season or its 250,000 buyout provision.
The Twins signed Nishioka from Japan prior...
The Minnesota Twins have released Tsuyoshi Nishioka, ending their experiment with the Japanese middle infielder after two rough years.
The Twins said Friday that the move came at Nishioka's request.
The Twins said Nishioka decided to relieve the team of its remaining financial commitment on his contract, which included a $3 million salary for the 2013 season and a $250,000...
Tsuyoshi Nishioka did the unthinkable on Friday. The middle infielder requested and received his unconditional release from the Minnesota Twins, and by doing so forfeited $3.25 million in salary that remained on his contract. The move effectively ended a less-than-stellar stint with the club after Minnesota inked him to a 3-year, $9.25 million deal in 2010. That doesn't include...
The Twins released infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka last night, two years after signing him from the Nippon Professional Baseball league, after continued lack of production at both the plate in the field. What makes this slightly more interesting than a standard ‘poor performance leads to release’ type story is that Nishioka has waived the $3m salary with a $250,000 buyout his contract...
Yesterday, because I had some time, and know how to live it up on Saturdays, I brought the Perceived Value chart up to date. Keeping in mind that I believe there are generally two frames of reference for evaluating players, if one is not so sabermetrically inclined.
1st) There is the “clutch” idea. Runs batted in is still an often used statistic when people are talking about...
In December 2010, the Minnesota Twins spent $5.3 million to buy the rights to negotiate with Tsuyoshi Nishioka. They then signed him to a three year, $9.25 million contract. After just two years of that contract, Nishioka has been unconditionally released. While that may seem a little odd, the really odd part is that Nishioka [...]
Ryan Doumit had four RBIs for Minnesota, including the go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning to help the Twins beat Detroit 4-2 on Friday and keep the Tigers from moving any closer to the AL Central title.
The Tigers entered the night with a two-game lead on the Chicago White Sox, who hosted Tampa Bay.
Rookie Drew Smyly struck out five over 5 1-3 scoreless innings, allowing...
Minnesota Twins infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka was granted his unconditional release Friday, making him a free agent. Nishioka requested his release, absolving the Twins of their 2013 financial obligations, which included a $3 million salary or a $250,000 buyout. "I would like to thank the Twins organization for helping me fulfill my dream of playing in Major League Baseball...
Tsuyoshi Nishioka requested out of his contract with the Minnesota Twins and is walking away from a
guaranteed $3.25 million. But the former Japanese all-star didn't make the decision in a vacuum. Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Friday there had been conversations with Nishioka's management
team before the sides agreed to part with one year left on Nishioka'...
Now, does everyone have their Tsuyoshi Nishioka jokes out of their system? All right, good. We get it now. The Twins added Tsuyoshi Nishioka for a pretty price after he had put up gaudy numbers and projected as a solid defensive infielder. Instead, he likely had some anxiety issues that came with high expectations, and those were fueled by off the field problems, none more explicit...
MINNEAPOLIS The 2012 season has been a roller coaster ride for Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks, but he ended it on a high note Sunday in his final start of the year.
Hendriks didn't walk away from the game with a win, but he held the high-powered Tigers offense scoreless for seven innings before Detroit came from behind for a 2-1 win at Target Field. For Hendriks, Sunday&...
First let me start by saying that I am shocked and saddened by yesterday’s shooting at Accent Signage, and my heart goes out to the families, friends and coworkers of the victims.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka is no longer with the Twins. Say what you will about the baseball skill, but he always seemed like a good guy, and had a really tough couple of years in America.
Keith Hernandez is stacheless...