UPDATED (5:55 p.m. EST)
By C. Trent Rosecrans
Nishioka has been placed on the disabled list and Luke Hughes has been recalled to take his roster spot, according to a press release from the Twins. There's no timetable for Nishioka's return yet. He will see the team's doctors tomorrow, Kelsie Smith of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press tweets .
The slide, coming on a grounder by Mark Teixeira, appeared to be clean, and no Twins player objected to it, USA Today 's Bob Nightengale tweets . Swisher talked to Nishioka, but Nishioka said it wasn't necessary, that it was a completely clean play.
"The first thing I said was, ‘I’m sorry, man. I thought you were going to jump,” Swisher told reporters, including Christensen . “And he said, ‘It was my fault. I should have gotten out of the way.’ I was just trying to break up a double play. I didn't mean to do that. Especially with a guy like that, just trying to make his mark over here.”
It looked for a minute that Nishioka would stay in the game, but he was then helped off the field with his arms around a trainer and his interpreter, putting little-to-no weight on his leg.
Nishioka is hitting .217/.280/.261 in his first year with the Twins. The Twins won with a bid in excess of $5 million in posting and signed him to a three-year, $9.25 million contract. Nishioka, 26, led Japan's Pacific League with a .346 average.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.