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Kyuji Fujikawa dealing with a groin problem

Rangers reliever Kyuji Fujikawa will be shut down for a few days due to tightness in his right groin

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers reliever Kyuji Fujikawa is dealing with a tight right groin, according to the beat writers.  He's going to be examined by Dr. Meister, but likely won't be throwing for the next few days.

Fujikawa got shelled in his last outing, and the groin issue, one would think, could have contributed to that.  Fujikawa has been battling for one of the final spots in the bullpen, but this could result in him starting the season on the disabled list.

Minor issues with several relievers have the bullpen situation in flux right now.  Aside from Fujikawa, there is Shawn Tolleson, whose forearm soreness had him on the shelf for about a week (although he is pitching again now), and Tanner Scheppers, who has been battling an ankle issue (although his MRI has come back clean).

Tolleson appears to be in a situation where he'll be ready to go for Opening Day, but Scheppers and Fujikawa are potentially looking at a d.l. stint to start the year.  On the plus side, if there is one thing the Rangers have a lot of, it is righthanded bullpen depth, with Roman Mendez, Phil Klein, and Jon Edwards all hanging around and looking capable.