When shortstop Tsuyoshi Nishioka signed with the Minnesota Twins before the 2011 season, he was hailed as both a batting champion and Gold Glove winner in Japan.
After a dismal two seasons with the Twins that ended in the team granting his request for release last week, Sankei Sports in Japan is reporting that Nishioka has agreed to sign a contract with the Hanshin Tigers back in...
His time in Minnesota did not go as expected, Tsuyoshi Nishioka is returning to Japan to play baseball. The Twins released Nishioka last week after the infielder agreed to forfeit his $3.25 million contract for next season. The future home for Nishioka will be on the Hanshin Tigers of Japan’s Central League.
Nishioka struggled at the plate and in the field with the Twins. He hit...
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...
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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.
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...
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September 28, 2012
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...
Second baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka's re-entry into the major leagues has been rocky. In three games since being recalled from Class AAA Rochester, he has been charged with three errors and generally has looked overmatched. At the plate, he's 0 for 12 with a sacrifice fly, a walk and a strikeout. By season's end, the Minnesota Twins will have paid Nishioka $6 million and...
The Minnesota Twins have recallled infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka from Triple-A Rochester.
Nishioka played second base and batted seventh Monday night against the Cleveland Indians. He batted .284 in 84 games at Rochester.
Nishioka was a major disappointment for the Twins last season after signing a $14.5 million contract. The former batting champion in Japan broke his leg during...
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August 06, 2012
Tom Powers, who apparently has a history of being an idiot, decided to make recently demoted Tsuyoshi Nishioka his punching bag recently. Of course, that would be completely fine, as Nishioka’s been a terrible player for the Minnesota Twins thus far and deserves to be criticized. However, what irked me was the direction in which
The Minnesota Twins have assigned struggling infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka to Triple-A Rochester in hopes that the Japanese import can find his game in the minor leagues.
Nishioka was hitting .240 in nine games this spring. After a difficult first season in the United States last year, Nishioka has looked no more comfortable at the plate or in the field with the Twins this spring...
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March 19, 2012