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Reliever Kyuji Fujikawa makes Rangers debut

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Right-hander Kyuji Fujikawa was activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, and the Japanese reliever made his debut for the Texas Rangers. Texas activated Fujikawa before the series finale against Kansas City, and he pitched a scoreless eighth. He retired all three batters he faces. Right-hander Spencer Patton was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock to...
Via Associated Press
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The Texas Rangers have signed Kyuji Fujikawa

The Texas Rangers made another splash in free-agency. This time, it had to do with pitching. The team signed free agent right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa. The Rangers reportedly signed Fujikawa to a one-year deal for a club option until 2016. Fujikawa is expected to make around $1.1 million dollars with the club and has the opportunity to earn incentives as well. The team feels...
Via isportsweb.com
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers make Fujikawa deal official

The Texas Rangers have liked Kyuji Fujikawa since they scouted him when he was a dominant closer in Japan. The Rangers aren't getting that version of the veteran right-hander, 34, who they signed to a one-year deal for $1 million plus performance bonuses Tuesday. But the version they are getting they believe will be able to help out in the bullpen. "We're very excited to add a veteran...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Japanese reliever Fujikawa to one-year deal

Japanese reliever Kyuji Fujikawa signed a $1 million, one-year deal Tuesday with the Texas Rangers that includes a club option for 2016. Fujikawa was a standout reliever in Japan before spending the last two seasons with the Cubs. His time in Chicago was limited because of Tommy John ligament replacement surgery in his right elbow. His deal with the Rangers includes performance-based...
Via Associated Press
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Japanese reliever Fujikawa

The Texas Rangers have signed Japanese reliever Kyuji Fujikawa to a one-year deal with a club option for 2016. Texas announced the deal Tuesday. Fujikawa spent the last two seasons with the Chicago Cubs, but missed much of that time after Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery in June 2013. He had 27 appearances with a 5.04 ERA with the Cubs. He had 31 strikeouts and eight walks...
Via Associated Press
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs decline option on Fujikawa

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have declined their option for next season on reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, making him a free agent. A longtime closer in Japan, the right-hander signed with the Cubs before the 2013 season but never delivered the way the organization hoped. He tore a ligament in his pitching elbow in his first year with the Cubs and underwent Tommy John surgery. Fujikawa...
Via Associated Press
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Designate Schierholtz and Activate Fujikawa

In what seems to be a roller coaster of events with the Cubs roster lately, today two more moves were made by the front office. #Cubs today activated RHP Kyuji Fujikawa from the 60-day DL and designated OF Nate Schierholtz for assignment. — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 6, 2014 A season after hitting 21 home runs and driving in 68 runs, Cubs outfielder Nate Shierholtz was designated...
Via Sports Mockery
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

What to Take from Chicago Cub Relievers this Spring Training

The Chicago Cubs have been struggling in the relief system for the last couple of years with a lack of talented arms in the pen. After last year’s trade of fallen all-star Carlos Marmol, the Cubs have looked to gain a closer they can rely on. They thought they had it last year with Japanese prospect Kyuji Fujikawa, but lost him early in the year due to injuries. They then turned...
Via isportsweb.com
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka an ideal fit for the Chicago Cubs

  The bidding has started on Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka is one of the prized possessions in this year’s free agent class and will likely receive a contract in the range of $100 million. Tanaka played for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, who bought out his contract. The Eagles made headlines recently with their signing of Kevin Youkilis. Tanaka posted an impressive...
Via isportsweb.com
December 27, 2013  |  2 Comments
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