According to Sankei Sports in Japan, Tsuyoshi Nishioka has "agreed in principle" to a deal with the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Central League.
Twins released INF Tsuyoshi Nishioka.
Twins sent INF Tsuyoshi Nishioka outright to Triple-A Rochester.
Twins optioned INF Tsuyoshi Nishioka to Triple-A Rochester.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka went 0-for-4 and committed his third error in three games at second base Wednesday.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka is starting at second base and batting seventh Monday against the Indians.
Twins recalled INF Tsuyoshi Nishioka from Triple-A Rochester.
Buster Olney of ESPN.com reports that "multiple talent evaluators" have said Tsuyoshi Nishioka "just looks really lost this spring, in his hitting and in his defense."
Tsuyoshi Nishioka (finger) is expected to start at shortstop on Wednesday.
Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Thursday that Tsuyoshi Nishioka could see time at third base this spring as he prepares for a utility role.
La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune thinks the only way that Tsuyoshi Nishioka will make the Opening Day roster "is if there's an injury or he's 10 times the player he was last year."
Twins GM Terry Ryan acknowledged Thursday that Tsuyoshi Nishioka could land at Triple-A this year.
New Twins general manager Terry Ryan said that while he wants to get another look at Tsuyoshi Nishioka, the team probably doesn't have a starting shortstop on the roster.