Twins release IF Tsuyoshi Nishioka

Updated: September 28, 2012, 9:15 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins released Tsuyoshi Nishioka on Friday, ending their experiment with the Japanese middle infielder after two rough seasons.

The move, which the Twins said came at Nishioka's request and was supported by the club, wasn't a surprise. But the way he went out was unique.

Accepting blame for his failure to produce at the plate or play capable defense at shortstop and second base, Nishioka waived his right to his $3 million salary for the 2013 season ...

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