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Minnesota Twins to pick-up talks with Tsuyoshi Nishioka

by on Dec.06, 2010 @ 11:08 am, under MLB, NPB

Sponichi reports that the Minnesota Twins could begin serious negotiations with Tsuyoshi Nishioka beginning as early as today.  Nishioka's agent, Rick Thurman, checked into Orlando on the 4th for the Winter Meetings and is planning on meeting the Twins a number of times to hammer out a deal (according to a quote by Twins' GM Bill Smith, the two sides have already met 3-4 times).

The Twins have until midnight on the 26th (2pm the 27th in Japan) to finalize a deal with Nishioka.  Sponichi notes that with the Christmas holiday, the Twins will probably want to wrap a deal up with Nishioka sometime around the 20th.