Mon, 29 Dec 2008 05:39:42 -0800
The Chicago Examiner's Michael Street reports free-agent RP Akinori Otsuka (Rangers) will throw for 30 teams in the next month or so. Otsuka missed all of last season due to elbow surgery.
Sun, 16 Dec 2007 18:58:05 -0800
MLB.com's Ken Mandel reports the Texas Rangers non-tendered RP Akinori Otsuka last week, making him a free agent.
Sun, 16 Dec 2007 18:48:19 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies are considering making an offer to free-agent RP Akinori Otsuka (Rangers), reports MLB.com's Ken Mandel.
Sat, 08 Dec 2007 10:35:40 -0800
Jeff Wilson, of the Star-Telegram, reports the Texas Rangers will look for a closer for the 2008 season from within their own roster. Rangers RP Akinori Otsuka is a candidate to compete for the job.
Tue, 06 Nov 2007 10:34:48 -0800
Evan Grant, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Texas Rangers RP Akinori Otsuka (elbow) has reported no problems with his elbow after beginning a throwing program last week. If Otsuka is able to convince the club he is healthy, they will likely keep him as closer in 2008. However, if he has another setback, he would likely require Tommy John surgery.
Thu, 18 Oct 2007 10:11:35 -0700
T.R. Sullivan, of MLB.com, reports Texas Rangers RP Akinori Otsuka is eligible for arbitration this offseason.
Mon, 15 Oct 2007 16:14:18 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Texas Rangers have activated RP Akinori Otsuka (elbow) from the disabled list.
Wed, 05 Sep 2007 19:51:19 -0700
T.R. Sullivan, of Rangers.MLB.com, reports Texas Rangers RP Akinori Otsuka (elbow) will most likely not pitch again this season. Otsuka attempted to throw off flat ground Wednesday, Sept. 5, and experienced difficulty. Rangers pitching coach Mark Connor said Otsuka is still 10 days to two weeks away from being able to pitch off a mound again.
Wed, 05 Sep 2007 18:50:03 -0700
The Associated Press reports Texas Rangers RP Akinori Otsuka (elbow) has been transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Thu, 23 Aug 2007 19:23:14 -0700
The Associated Press reports Texas Rangers RP Akinori Otsuka (elbow) has been shut down by the Texas Rangers for up to three weeks before he can attempt to throw again. There is a very good chance Otsuka will not pitch again this season.