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Tsuyoshi Nishioka, who signed a three-year, $9.25-million contract with the Minnesota Twins, answers questions during a news conference in Minneapolis on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. Nishioka, 26, batted .346 for the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan last season. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

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