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Lotte files paperwork for Tsuyoshi Nishioka posting

by on Nov.17, 2010 @ 5:25 pm, under MLB, NPB

The Chiba Lotte Marines filed the necessary paperwork to post Tsuyoshi Nishioka earlier today.  That means the Marines could be informed of a bid as early as the 22nd.  And it seems the Marines aren't too concerned about the posting amount and will essentially go along with whatever they can get.

Sanspo mentions the Giants and Dodgers as potential bidders.

Nikkan Sports notes that the US media is mentioning possible bids between 15M and 20M (1.2B - 1.6B yen).

An article post at Bellingham Herald by Joe Christensen says that the Twins will probably also be involved.  Sponichi says that up to 8 team might end up placing bids for Nishioka (they mention the Giants, Padres, Orioles, Twins, and Cardinals).

And according to another Sponichi report, it seems Nishioka has been asking to be posted since after the 2004 regular season.

Career Stats

YR TM G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO GIDP AVG SLG OBP OPS
2003 LOT 7 11 9 3 3 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .333 .556 .455 1.010
2004 LOT 63 232 212 32 54 8 2 6 84 35 8 2 2 2 14 2 37 2 .255 .396 .304 .703
2005 LOT 122 493 447 80 120 22 11 4 176 48 41 9 6 4 31 5 51 6 .268 .394 .320 .717
2006 LOT 115 485 426 58 120 20 7 4 166 27 33 17 4 3 49 3 61 6 .282 .390 .358 .750
2007 LOT 130 559 494 76 148 31 3 3 194 40 27 13 7 4 50 4 73 3 .300 .393 .366 .761
2008 LOT 116 522 473 78 142 26 6 13 219 49 18 11 4 2 36 7 68 3 .300 .463 .357 .822
2009 LOT 120 531 454 70 118 24 5 14 194 41 26 10 3 2 67 5 76 6 .260 .427 .360 .789
2010 LOT 144 692 596 121 206 32 8 11 287 59 22 11 8 5 79 4 96 8 .346 .482 .423 .907
Totals 817 3525 3111 518 911 165 42 55 1325 300 175 73 34 22 328 30 463 34 .293 .426 .364 .792

See also:

Bid for Tsuyoshi Nishioka to exceed US$4M?

Sanspo: Tsuyoshi Nishioka comments on posting

Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants to be posted this off-season?