During today's matinee game, Nick Swisher's take-out slide fractured Twins second baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka's left fibula just below the knee. Afterward, Nishioka, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire and teammates said they felt Swisher made a clean slide sans intent to injure.

"I wanted to show my play in front of the Minnesota fans, and it's unfortunate that I won't be able to do that," Nishioka said through a translator.

Swisher said he thought the guy was going to jump. He didn't. Yankees won 4-3.

Twins: Slide that broke Tsuyoshi Nishioka's leg was not dirty [Star Tribune]

Yanks Swisher's Honed Muay Thai Skills Take out Twins 2B's Fibula [Bob's Blitz] (H/T)