Tsuyoshi Nishioka spoke publicly about being posted for the first time since the Chiba Lotte Marines announced they would accept the winning bid. His comments, picked from a number of sources.
Nikkan Sports: "[The Twins] have a young team and they have some star players. They're always playoff contenders. Myself, I wanted to play for a strong team. [It's about] growing by pushing each other. So I was happy in that sense as well. ... I don't plan on saying anything about money. I'm going to let my agent handle that 100%."
Daily Sports: "[When I think of Minnesota] I imagine it being cold. ... I've lived all 26 years of my life in Japan, I think it'll be difficult adjusting, like with the food. But I don't want that to get me down, I want to enjoy my life. ... Baseball is my job, I don't plan on arguing about money at all."
Sponichi: "I can say with 100% certainty that money won't be a reason for me not to go to the Majors. I want to win a championship in the US."
Chunichi Shimbun: "If I don't put up numbers, I won't be able to play. Getting to play is the best. That's what I'd like to focus on."