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Twins, Tsuyoshi Nishioka agree to terms

Updated: December 17, 2010, 6:46 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Japanese batting champion Tsuyoshi Nishioka and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $9 million, three-year contract that includes a club option for the 2014 season.

The Twins scheduled a news conference for Saturday to introduce the 26-year-old Nishioka, who led the Pacific League with a .346 average last season. The Twins submitted the highest bid, $5,329,000, to his former team in Japan for negotiating rights to Nishioka, who can play second base or shortstop.

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