Jul 31, 2013

Nishioka hopes to return this season

Hanshin Tigers second baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka began rehabilitation on his injured left knee on Wednesday and said he hopes to be able to contribute to the team’s pennant chase. The switch-hitting Nishioka, who had been batting .275 with three home runs and 28 RBIs ...

Jul 30, 2013

Tigers deactivate second baseman Nishioka

Hanshin Tigers second baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka was deactivated Tuesday for the first time this season with pain in his left knee. Tigers manager Yutaka Wada said he is unsure when Nishioka, who hit himself with a ball while batting in a July 14 game ...