Twins Closer Joe Nathan Says It's Too Soon to Give Up on Nishioka

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Twins Closer Joe Nathan Says It's Too Soon to Give Up on Nishioka

The Twins clearly were deficient at shortstop with Tsuyoshi Nishioka this year, leading to the signing this week of free agent Jamey Carroll, who presumably will take over that position. Free-agent closer Joe Nathan, still undecided about whether he'll play in Minnesota or elsewhere next year, isn't ready to give up on Nishioka. "I don't want to jump the gun on Nishi because I still think that's a huge adjustment for him," Nathan said.

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