The Giants and the Dodgers could be interested in Japanese middle infielder Tsuyoshi Nishioka, FanHouse's Tom Krasovic tweets .
According to an MLB source, Nishioka's posting fee could top $4 million. That money goes straight to his Japanese team, the Chiba Lotte Marines, and to the top bidder, who then has exclusive bargain rights for the player.
Nishioka played shortstop for the Marines, but may project more as a second baseman here. Nishioka, 26, had 206 hits in 2010 and hit .346/.423/.481 with 11 homers as the Marines' leadoff man.
Nishioka has reportedly said he'd prefer to play on the West Coast, specifically with the Dodgers. He isn't expected to be posted until after the Marines' game against the Korean champions on Saturday at the Tokyo Dome.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans
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