Kyuji Fujikawa RP TEX 2 weeks ago

Fujikawa (groin) will be transferred from Double-A Frisco to Triple-A Round Rock on Friday to continue his rehab assignment, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson reports.

Once fully healthy Fujikawa will slot in as a middle reliever with the Rangers to start things off, but if he pitches well he could find himself in some high-leverage situations.

Kyuji Fujikawa RP TEX 2 weeks ago

Fujikawa (groin) will pitch on assignment with Double-A Frisco on Tuesday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Fujikawa started the season on the DL but is apparently ready to start the final stages of his rehab after dealing with groin tightness at the beginning of April. The outcome of Tuesday's stint on the mound should provide more detail as to when he'll be able to make his Rangers debut.

Kyuji Fujikawa RP TEX 3 weeks ago

Fujikawa (groin) will begin the year on the DL, the Dallas Morning News reports.

The Rangers announced their Opening Day roster Saturday, even though they haven't officially made the move with Fujikawa. He'll be joined on the DL by Tanner Scheppers.

Kyuji Fujikawa RP TEX 4 weeks ago

Fujikawa is dealing with groin tightness, which will require multiple days of rest and could lead to a DL stint to begin the regular season, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Fujikawa was already a possibility to begin the season in the minors to rebuild arm strength, but now it appears a DL stint may be required as well. With Tanner Scheppers and Shawn Tolleson also possibly headed to the disabled list, Fujikawa's absence would leave the Rangers' bullpen highly depleted to begin the campaign.

Kyuji Fujikawa RP TEX 1 month ago

Fujikawa may begin the season in the minors in order to build up arm strength, the team's web site reports.

Fujikawa's last two appearances have come in "B" games and has featured a fastball topping out around 90 mph. He made 15 appearances out of the Cubs' bullpen last season but it seems that Texas is leaning toward having him start the year in the minors to get in regular work.

Kyuji Fujikawa RP TEX 4 months ago

Fujikawa has signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Rangers, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

The contract will also offer bonuses, likely tied to Fujikawa's numbers of appearances and other incentives. Fujikawa should slot in as a late-inning option in front of Rangers closer Neftali Feliz this season.

Kyuji Fujikawa RP TEX 6 months ago

Fujikawa's option for the 2015 season has been declined by the Cubs, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Jujikawa struggled this season posting a 4.85 ERA with a WHIP of 1.85 in just 13 innings pitched. He is now a free agent and will look for a team in need of pitching relief next season.

Kyuji Fujikawa RP TEX 8 months ago

Fujikawa struck out the only two batters he faced in Saturday's nightcap after retiring the only batter he faced in Saturday's continuation of Friday's suspended game.

Fujikawa has only thrown 9.1 innings for the Cubs this year, but he's struck out 12 and walked just three. He could still be the Cubs' closer this year, though his chances of winning that job are much lower than they once were.

Kyuji Fujikawa RP TEX 9 months ago

Fujikawa (elbow) has been activated from the 60-day DL, MLB.com reports.

Fujikawa reported to the Cubs on Tuesday, but the team waited until Wednesday to officially activate him. His rehab stint at Triple-A Iowa went well, though he'll likely need to prove he's capable of throwing on consecutive days to stick in the major league bullpen. A trip back to Triple-A is a possibility.

Kyuji Fujikawa RP TEX 9 months ago

Fujikawa (elbow) has rejoined the Cubs in Denver but will not be activated Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Fujikawa's minor league rehab assignment has come to an end but the Cubs will hold off on activating the right-hander for at least one more day. Although he fared well while on assignment, the team reportedly wants to see Fujikawa throw on consecutive days before giving him a spot in the major league bullpen, so it's at least possible he could be sent back to Triple-A Iowa.