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Spencer Patton optioned, Kyuji Fujikawa activated

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Prior to today's game, the Rangers optioned Spencer Patton and activated Kyuji Fujikawa from the disabled list

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The Rangers made another bullpen move prior to today's game, activating righthanded reliever Kyuji Fujikawa from the disabled list, and optioning righthanded reliever Spencer Patton to AAA Round Rock.

Fujikawa, 34, is a former Japanese League reliever who spent the 2013-14 seasons with the Chicago Cubs, but missed the bulk of both seasons due to undergoing Tommy John surgery.  Fujikawa is on a one year, $1M deal with the Rangers, with a $2M option for the 2016 season.  He started the year on the disabled list, and had just completed a 30 day rehab stint with Round Rock.  He made his debut with the Rangers today, and will likely get a look as a middle relief option.

Patton, who came over in the Jason Frasor trade last year, was recalled 10 days ago to replace Roman Mendez.  He allowed 3 runs in 3 IP over 2 appearances during that time, and is now back in Round Rock, where he joins Phil Klein, Luke Jackson, Jon Edwards, and Mendez in the horde of righty relievers waiting to see who will get a shot after Tanner Scheppers' inevitable call-up.