Kyuji Fujikawa’s deal with the Rangers is worth $1 million

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Jon Heyman of has the details on reliever Kyuji Fujikawa’s one-year contract with the Rangers, reporting that it’s worth $1 million in guaranteed money plus incentives.

Fujikawa is 34 years old and still needs to prove that he’s fully recovered from Tommy John elbow surgery, but it’s a smart, low-cost gamble for the Rangers.

He was good enough in Japan to get a two-year, $9.5 million deal from the Cubs two offseasons ago, posted a nice 31/8 K/BB ratio in 25 innings as a big leaguer when not injured, and pitched well in the minors.