RHP Kyuji Fujikawa placed on unconditional release waivers

Fujikawa was designated for assignment on May 17

The Texas Rangers announced today that right-handed pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa has been placed on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.

Fujikawa was designated for assignment by Texas on May 17. The right-hander had allowed 3 runs in 1.2 innings over 2 relief outings for the Rangers since he was activated off the 15-day disabled list on May 14. Fujikawa had spent the entire season on the DL with a right groin strain. He compiled a 4.35 ERA (5 ER/10.1 IP) in 11 appearances on rehab assignment at Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. Fujikawa had been signed as a free agent in December 2014 after two seasons in the Chicago Cubs organization.

With today's move, the Rangers major league roster remains at 39 players.