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The clock on bids for Tsuyoshi Nishioka begins

by on Nov.18, 2010 @ 10:15 am, under MLB, NPB

The MLB announced on the 17th (US time) that Tsuyoshi Nishioka was available through the posting system.  Clubs will now have until 5pm EST on the 23rd (7am on the 24th in Japan) to place a bid for Nishioka.

The Giants, Twins, Cardinals, Orioles, Mariners, Padres, Diamondbacks, and Dodgers are all teams that have been mentioned a number of times by various media outlets in Japan as teams that could place bids for Nishioka.  Nikkan Sports has also mentioned the Red Sox as possible surprise bidders.