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Kazuo Fukumori

37-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Kazuo Fukumori in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   DOB: 8/4/1976   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kazuo Fukumori Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $3 million contract with Texas in December of 2007 that includes a club option for 2010.

September 6, 2010  –  Kazuo Fukumori News

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Fukumori is retiring, according to multiple sources out of Japan. He hasn't been able to return to form after an elbow procedure earlier this year.

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Kazuo Fukumori Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 30 JPN JPN 34 0 0 36.0 44 19 1 33 17 4 2 17 4.75 1.69
2008 31 AAA OKL 38 4 0 64.0 79 39 7 40 18 1 6 2 5.48 1.52
2008 31 MAJ TEX 4 0 0 4.0 11 9 2 1 4 0 0 0 20.25 3.75
Career  (View All)     4 0 0 4.0 11 9 2 1 4 0 0 0 20.25 3.75

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Kazuo Fukumori Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 30 JPN JPN 34 0 36.0 8.25 4.25 1.94 0.25 70% 4.75 3.31 .386
2008 31 AAA OKL 38 4 64.0 5.63 2.53 2.22 0.98 64.4% 5.48 4.26 .339
2008 31 MAJ TEX 4 0 4.0 2.25 9.00 0.25 4.50 0.83 46.2% 88.9 MPH 20.25 12.30 .467
Career     4 0 4.0 2.25 9.00 0.25 4.50 46.2% 20.25 12.30 .467

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Kazuo Fukumori: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Fukumori has been placed on the DL at Triple-A Oklahoma City due to shoulder soreness.

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Fukumori was optioned back to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday.

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Fukumori was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma on Thursday, the Associated Press reports.

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Fukumori was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma on Sunday.

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Fukumori continues to impress manager Ron Washington this spring and could emerge as a closer candidate to start the season with the current injuries to CJ Wilson and Joaquin Benoit, the team's web site reports.

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Fukumori (elbow) faced hitters on Monday for the first time since last year's surgery, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Fukumori's deal with Texas includes a clause that could limit the contract to just one year if Fukumori spends more than 30 days on the DL during the season, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Fukumori (elbow) signed a two-year, $3 million contract with Texas that includes a club option for 2010, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Kazuo Fukumori.

2008

Fukumori, serving as the closer for the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan, had a banner year in 2006, saving 21 games for a last-place club and posting a 2.17 ERA while striking out 55 batters in 58 innings. However, Fukumori was limited by elbow problems last season, going on the DL in late July and undergoing surgery to remove bone fragments in his elbow in August. He went 17-for-21 in save chances, posting a 4.75 ERA and 1.689 WHIP with a 33:17 K:BB ratio in 36 innings (34 games). Fukumori relocated to the States in September to continue rehabbing his elbow, and began aggressively marketing himself to MLB teams as soon as he became a free agent in October. If Fukumori can convince potential buyers that his elbow is fine, he'll land a role with a major league bullpen in 2008, with fantasy value determined by his projected role and home park.

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You can find Fukumori's stats from Japan here at japanesebaseball.com.