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Kazuo Fukumori

Full Name: Kazuo Fukumori
Born: Aug 4, 1976 in Miyazaki, Japan
Height: 5’11” Weight: 170
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Married (Hanae – 1/04), son (Yamato)
Resides: Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
MLB Debut: Mar 31, 2008


Team History

  • 1995-2003: Yokohama BayStars
  • 2004: Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes
  • 2005-2007: Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
  • 2008-2009: Texas Rangers (as a free agent on Dec 14, 2007 – Released Jun ?, 2009)
  • Unknown Status as of Jan 18, 2011 – Presumed retired

Salary History

  • 2010: $1.75 Million club option w/ $200,000 buyout (2008 Terms)
  • 2009: $1.4 Million club option w/ $200,000 buyout (2008 Terms)
  • 2009: Unknown, was released after 2008, and re-signed
  • 2008: $1.4 Million

Contract Options

  • 2009 option is guaranteed if player spends less than 30 days on major- or minor-league disabled list in 2008
  • 2010 option increases based on performance bonuses earned in 2008-09. The bonuses are:
    • either $0.1M each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 GF, or
    • $50,000 each for 55, 60 games; $75,000 each for 65, 70 games
  • award bonuses: $25,000 each for Gold Glove, LCS MVP; $50,000 each for WS MVP, All Star; $0.1M each for Cy Young ($75,000 for 2nd, $50,000 for 3rd) and Rolaids ($75,000 for 2nd, $50,000 for 3rd)
  • perks: $50,000 for interpreter, four business class airline tickets from Japan to the U.S. for Fukumori and his family each year, $3,000 for English classes for Fukumori’s wife

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