Rangers Rumors: Texas to sign free agent relief pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa

The Texas Rangers reportedly added some depth to their bullpen on Friday, agreeing to terms with free agent relief pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa.

According to TR Sullivan of MLB.com, the deal is currently pending a complete physical:

Despite Fujikawa having undergone Tommy John surgery in 2013, the Rangers are willing to take a calculated one-year chance (with an option for a 2nd year), says Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

The 34-year-old righty came to the United States by way of the Chicago Cubs. Although he has a not-so-impressive 5.04 ERA at the MLB level, he has missed hitters' bats to the tune of 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings pitched.

Chicago declined a $5.5 million option on Fujikawa to start the offseason, thus opening the door for Texas to finalize a deal.

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