Minnesota Twins release infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka on Friday

Minnesota Twins release infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka on Friday

Minneapolis : MN : USA | Sep 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM PDT
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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

George Vieto is based in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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