Twins' Tsuyoshi Nishioka breaks fibula

Updated: April 8, 2011, 12:03 PM ET
By Matt Ehalt | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Minnesota Twins second baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka suffered a broken left fibula Thursday when Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher crashed into him while breaking up a double play.

With the Yankees leading 4-3 with one out and Swisher on first base in the bottom of the seventh, Mark Teixeira hit a grounder to Twins third baseman Danny Valencia, who threw to Nishioka at second. Nishioka recorded the out at second and threw to first, but Swisher slid well to the left of the bag and directly ...

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