Twins have 30 days to sign Japan SS Nishioka
TOKYO (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have 30 days to sign Japanese infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka after submitting the highest bid for his negotiating rights.
The Chiba Lotte Marines announced Friday they had accepted the bid for the 26-year-old Nishioka.
If no agreement is reached, the Marines will not receive the fee from the Twins.
The deadline for bids was Wednesday.
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