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Otsuka non-tendered?'s list of players non-tendered today includes Akinori Otsuka of the Rangers.

Pretty surprising news, if this is the case. He's had arm problems, but the most recent reports seemed to indicate that he was back throwing and would be ready to go this spring.

Update [2007-12-13 0:56:31 by Adam J. Morris]: -- The AP is reporting that Otsuka has been non-tendered.

I am hoping that this is due to the Rangers feeling Otsuka isn't going to be able to pitch, or pitch effectively, in 2008.

Otsuka would have gotten $4-5 million in arbitration, which isn't a prohibitive amount for a solid relief pitcher.