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Nishioka busted!





Well, I should say his leg got busted, but this got your attention , I hope. My real intent is to ask, why on earth is/was Nishioka playing second base in the first place? Once Hardy was gone, I would have thought it a no-brainer that Nishioka be inserted at shortstop. Casilla and Tolbert have both played extensively at second base, and Nishioka had always played shortstop in Japan. It would be fine if he wasn't a particularly good fielder in Japan, but he was the BEST FIELDING SHORTSTOP in Japan. I thought it was ironic that Gardenhire mentioned his clumsy turn...DUH...it's the first time he has played second base in his career! Since, he feels the need to rotate the shortstop position, why not let Nishioka play the position he won the gold glove playing and rotate Tolbert and Casilla at second instead? I know Gardy can be stubborn and he has his own ideas, but I really don't understand this one on any level.

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