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Updated: November 19th, 2012 11:30am
Tsuyoshi Nishioka will make more money in Japan than with Twins

Tsuyoshi Nishioka will make more money in Japan than with Twins

by Phil Mackey
1500ESPN.com
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Tsuyoshi Nishioka will make more money in Japan than he did with the Minnesota Twins.

That's right.

According to reports, Nishioka, who asked for and was granted his unconditional release from the Twins at the end of last season, signed a two-year contract with the Hanshin Tigers worth a total of 600 million yen -- or, the equivalent of approximately $7.5 million.

Under those terms, Nishioka will earn slightly more than the $3 million per year he made with the Twins.

Phil Mackey is a columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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