Two Japanese players eyeing MLB

Updated: November 10, 2010, 11:21 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

TOKYO -- Two members of the Japan Series-winning Chiba Lotte Marines say they want to play in the major leagues next season.

Shortstop Tsuyoshi Nishioka said on Wednesday he intends to move to Major League Baseball via the posting system, while closer Hiroyuki Kobayashi will try to sign as a free agent.

A source told ESPN The Magazine's Tim Kurkjian that Nishioka will be posted this week.

Nishioka won the Pacific League batting title this year with a .346 average. He scored ...

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