• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    RP Kyuji Fujikawa signs with independent Japanese team

    Former Rangers reliever Kyuji Fujikawa has been signed by the Fighting Dogs, an independent Japanese team in his hometown of Kochi, per the Fort Worth Star Telegram. The 34-year-old Fujikawa struggled mightily for the Cubs and Rangers in 29 appearances over the last three seasons, compiling a 5.74 ERA and allowing 31 hits in 26 2/3 innings. He was released by Texas on May 22.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Rangers release RP Kyuji Fujikawa

    Five days after designating reliever Kyuji Fujikawa for assignment, the Rangers have announced that they have given him his unconditional release. Fujikawa did not distinguish himself in the two games in which he appeared this season, allowing three runs in 1 2/3 innings. His career ERA is 5.74.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Rangers put Ross Detwiler on DL

    The Rangers placed pitcher Ross Detwiler on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his throwing shoulder, per the Star Telegram. Detwiler is 0-5 and felt soreness in his last start, on Thursday. RHP Tanner Scheppers was called up from Triple-A to take Detwiler's spot. The Rangers also called up Ross Ohlendorf from Triple-A. Ohlendorf hasn't made a Major League appearance since September 18, 2013. He was 2-1, 4.35 in Triple A. To open a spot on the 40-man roster, pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa was designated for assignment.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Rangers RHP Kyuji Fujikawa makes season debut on Thursday

    Rangers pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa made his season-debut in Thursday's loss to the Royals. Fujikawa, who had been sidelined all season with a groin injury, was activated from the disabled list earlier in the day. He pitched a perfect eighth inning on Thursday, though he admitted to not feeling at 100 percent. "I'm just going to go out there and give it all every day, every inning," Fujikawa said, per MLB.com. "I didn't really feel at my best, but I'm going to give it my best."

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Rangers activate RHP Kyuji Fujikawa, option RHP Spencer Patton

    The Rangers have reinstated right-hander Kyuji Fujikawa from the 15-day disabled list after his rehab assignment with Triple-A Round Rock. Fellow righty Spencer Patton has been optioned to the same team to make room on the roster for Fujikawa. The 34-year-old Fujikawa, who could make his Texas debut Thursday against Kansas City, performed well in relief during his assignment. He held opponents to a .194 batting average and gave up four runs in 9 1/3 innings. He did struggle with his control, walking nine. Fujikawa signed a free agent contract with Texas in December after two years in the Cubs organization. Tommy John surgery sidelined him for 14 months.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Rangers expected to activate Kyuji Fujikawa (groin) from DL

    The Rangers are expected to activate reliever Kyuji Fujikawa (groin) prior to Thursday's contest at home against Kansas City, reports the Dallas Morning News. Fujikawa opened the season on the disabled list, and his 30-day rehab assignment will come to an end on Wednesday, though the Triple-A Round affiliate was rained out, giving general manager Jon Daniels the opportunity to reinstate the right-hander in time for Wednesday's clash against the Royals, giving Texas more depth in the bullpen.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Rangers pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa throws one inning in rehab appearance

    Rangers pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa allowed one hit in one scoreless inning of work for Triple-A Round Rock on his rehab assignment. Fujikawa, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a groin injury, has now thrown 2 1/3 innings for Round Rock without allowing a run.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Rangers pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa's rehab stint to end on Wednesday

    Rangers pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa is nearly done with his rehab assignment in Triple-A Round Rock, which will be complete on Wednesday, according to the Dallas Morning News. The pitcher, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a groin injury, has tossed seven strikeouts with nine walks in 8 1/3 innings of work on his assignment.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Rangers pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa to be evaluated Monday

    Rangers pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa was able to throw 1/3 of an inning on 10 pitches for Triple-A Round Rock Saturday, according to MLB.com. Fujikawa, who has spent the first three weeks of the season on the 15-day DL with a groin injury, threw 10 pitches in the scoreless appearance. It was his fifth rehab appearance in Triple-A and Fujikawa is expected to be re-evaluated Monday in Arlington to decide what the next step is.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Rangers' Kyuji Fujikawa tosses one scoreless inning Friday in Triple-A

    Rangers pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa was able to throw one scoreless inning Friday for Triple-A Round Rock as a part of his rehab assignment, reports MLB.com. Fujikawa, who is on the 15-day DL with groin tightness, struck out one and needed 18 pitches to get through the inning. He will have at least one more rehab appearance before Texas will consider bringing him back to the major league club.