In case you lost touch with Tsuyoshi Nishioka after the failed experiment* with the Twins led to a mutual parting of ways, we are here to fill you in:


*Nishioka is hitting .275 with the Hanshin Tigers of the Japan Central League. That puts him 26th in batting average among players with at least 99 plate appearances (how BB Reference sorts things) and 14th among players with at least 300 PAs (our count).

*However, he hurt his knee when he fouled a pitch off of it in mid-July and was de-activated in late July, according to this report. Assuming we are reading this translated Japanese box score correctly, he is still out -- or at least didn't play on Sunday.

*He has been playing second base and has made just five errors this season.

This concludes our update.

*Extreme euphemism.

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