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Kyuji Fujikawa close to making decision, Angels considered front-runners

Nov 30, 2012, 9:47 PM EDT

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Japanese right-hander Kyuji Fujikawa has visited with multiple MLB teams over the past couple of weeks. It shouldn’t be long before we know where he’ll pitch stateside.

According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, Fujikawa is nearing a decision on where to sign and adds that the Angels are seen as the front-runners. The 32-year-old right-hander has also been linked to the Rangers, Diamondbacks, Cubs and Dodgers.

Fujikawa has been one of the most dominant relievers in Japan for the past few years, compiling a 1.36 ERA and 202 saves with the Hanshin Tigers since 2007. He’s coming off a season where he posted a 1.32 ERA and 58 strikeouts over 47 2/3 innings.

  1. iamjimmyjack - Nov 30, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Ya dude! come to anaheim and win a championship! Our bullpen should be lights out this year as opposed to worst in the league. All we need is Greinke to sign at $110 million over 7 years and our offseason can be considered a success. Great job so far Jerry! Bravo!

    • ezthinking - Dec 1, 2012 at 12:14 AM

      7 for 110? get off the crack.

  2. lyon810 - Dec 1, 2012 at 6:19 AM

    Japanese Scot Shields

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