Tsuyoshi Nishioka met with the Chiba Lotte Marines today and informed them of his desire to be posted to the Majors.
Said Nishioka, "It might be selfish of me, but I asked them to help make my dream come true. ... If we hadn't won the Nippon Series, I thought I'd be in this uniform [next year]. [But we] did win and I feel a sense of fulfillment."
Club managing director Akira Ishikawa comment on the meeting:
"He was very clear about his desires. He stated his request and now I'll discuss this with the people upstairs."