Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers have signed pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa to a one-year contract with a club option for 2016.
Fujikawa spent the past two seasons with the Chicago Cubs, compiling a 1-1 record with two saves and a 5.04 ERA in 27 games. The right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in the summer of 2013 and missed 14 months. He returned toward the end of the 2014 season and pitched in 15 games.
Before joining the Cubs, Fujikawa spent 12 seasons with the Hanshin Tigers in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball Central League, where he saved 220 games.
The Rangers also signed infielder Tommy Field and first baseman Kyle Blanks to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training.