Tigers release infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Oct 2, 2018

Tigers release infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka

The Hanshin Tigers have cut infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka following an injury-hampered six-year stint with the Central League club, the 34-year-old former major leaguer revealed Tuesday. In a post on Instagram, Nishioka said the club notified him on Monday that he was not part of its ...

Tigers hand Dragons fifth straight defeat

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 20, 2018

Tigers hand Dragons fifth straight defeat

The Hanshin Tigers kept former major leaguer Daisuke Matsuzaka from earning his first win since his return to NPB in 2015 with a 2-1 victory over the Chunichi Dragons on Thursday. In his second start for the Dragons, the 37-year-old Matsuzaka was tagged with his ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 26, 2015

Nishioka sidelined with elbow injury

Infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka was diagnosed with a damaged medial collateral ligament in his right elbow and will be out indefinitely, the Hanshin Tigers said Tuesday. Nishioka will not need surgery, but manager Yutaka Wada said the injury is fairly serious. "He's going to need some time," ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball 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 in ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball 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 against ...