Hanshin pitcher Fujikawa growing into new role

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Mar 13, 2016

Hanshin pitcher Fujikawa growing into new role

Kyuji Fujikawa, whose 220 saves are fifth most in Nippon Professional Baseball history, threw five hitless innings on Sunday for the Hanshin Tigers. The 35-year-old right-hander is returning to NPB after three years and trying to make the transition to starter. In his second preseason ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 24, 2015

Fujikawa fired up about return to Tigers

Returning Hanshin Tigers reliever Kyuji Fujikawa said Tuesday he'll happily give his all to his old team, even if it meant collapsing on the field. The 35-year-old right-hander is rejoining the Tigers on a two-year deal worth an estimated ¥400 million ($3.3 million) after two-plus ...

Baseball / MLB May 23, 2015

Rangers' Fujikawa placed on waivers

Japanese reliever Kyuji Fujikawa was placed on waivers Friday by the Texas Rangers to give him his unconditional release. The Rangers had designated Fujikawa for assignment Sunday after the right-hander made only two appearances for them, allowing three runs in 1⅔ innings. General manager Jon Daniels ...

Baseball / MLB Mar 31, 2014

Cubs' Fujikawa to start season on disabled list

The Chicago Cubs placed right-hander Kyuji Fujikawa on the disabled list as they set their Opening Day 25-man roster on Sunday. Fujikawa, who underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last June, was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21. He ...