Nishioka decided to forego the rest of his contract
Ichiro Suzuki has a chance to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and Hideki Matsui was a significant part of the New York Yankees lineup for several seasons. Akinori Iwamura had two solid years with the Tampa Bay Rays before injuries derailed his career. Tsuyoshi Nishioka was not as fortunate as his aforementioned Japanese countrymen during his Major League tenure.
On Friday, the Minnesota Twins announced that they released the...Read Full Story
Minnesota Twins fans who were looking forward to seeing Tsuyoshi Nishioka's Target Field debut will have to wait for a lot longer than today's home opener.
In the seventh inning during yesterday's game, the Twins second baseman and former Japanese batting champ was standing firm on second base when Yankees right fielder Nick Swisher attempted to break up a double play and took a hard slide... right into Nishioka's firmly planted left leg. Nishioka was carried off the...Read Full Story
The Twins new second baseman from Japan Tsuyoshi Nishioka suffered a broken left fibula from a hard slide into second by Yankees right fielder Nick Swisher. Nishioka was put on the 15-day DL and Luke Hughes was recalled from Triple-A.
Nishioka was taken down by a very hard, but absolutely clean, slide into second by Nick Swisher. The team said that he suffered a crack about eight inches below the knee and to the outside of the leg. He was on crutches after the game and the Twins will have...Read Full Story
The Twins won the bidding war for Japanese star player Tsuyoshi Nishioka on Friday. The Twins have 30 days now to work out a deal with the 26-year-old star shortstop.
Nishioka hit .346 last season with the Chiba Lotte Marines to win the Nippon Professional Baseball batting crown. The reported bid to win made by the Twins was 5.3 million. If the two sides are unable to reach a deal in 30 days the posting fee will be refunded.
Nishioka is a switch-hitter who can also play second base. He...Read Full Story
Fashion model Tokuzawa Naoko (26) is expecting her first child, it has been learned. Sources say she is now entering her fifth month of pregnancy, and the child is due in mid-August. It is also said that she will be heading to the United States in early April to join her husband, Minnesota Twins infielder Nishioka Tsuyoshi (26).
Tokuzawa and Nishioka got married last year on July 27, Nishioka’s birthday. Around the end of last year, they discovered that Tokuzawa was pregnant, though Nishioka...Read Full Story
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