Minneapolis Minnesota. The Minnesota Twins officials have released middle infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka on Friday.
Under the terms of Nishioka's unconditional release the Twins will not pay him $3,000,000 million for the 2013 baseball season and he will paid $250,000 for the buyout of his contract.
Nishioka was a gold glove infielder when he played baseball in Japan. Nishioka struggled both as a fielder and hitter with the Minnesota Twins.
Nishioka spent the majority of the 2012 Major League Baseball season in the Twins AAA minor league team in Rochester after he signed a three year contract with the Twins before the start of the 2011 baseball season.
Nishioka released a statement that says "I would like to thank the Twins organization for helping me fufill my dream of playing Major League Baseball. I take full responsibilty for my performance which was below expectations. At this time, I have made the decision that is time to part ways. I have no regrets and know that the struggle can make a person stronger. I appreciate the support the team and the fans in Minnesota have shown me. Ariegatu gozaimsu."
News source KARE11