MLB

Chicago Cubs
Career W-L
1-1
 
Career ERA
5.12
Name  Kyuji Fujikawa
Born  7/21/1980
Height  6-0
Weight  185
Number  11
Position  RP
Bats  L
Throws  R
2/25/2014 5:30:00 PM
Description: Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa threw off a mound Monday for the first time since his Tommy John surgery, according to Jesse Rogers of espnchicago.com.
Insight: The 33-year-old Fujikawa only threw 12 innings last season after coming over from Japan but could eventually close for the Cubs when he returns in June or July. Jose Veras will begin the season as Chicago's ninth-inning man.
 
6/8/2013 4:18:00 PM
Description: According to Cubs.com, reliever Kyuji Fujikawa will undergo Tommy John surgery on his injured right shoulder this Tuesday.
Insight: It's a serious operation but at least he'll be in good hands with Dr. James Andrews performing the surgery. Fujikawa faces a long road to recovery but he should come back at close to full strength.
 
5/29/2013 11:55:00 AM
Description: Cubs righthander Kyuji Fujikawa will need season-ending Tommy John surgery, according to Comcast Chicago beat writer Patrick Mooney.
Insight: The hope was that he strained it, but apparently that's not the case. He likely won't be available for the start of next season.
 
5/27/2013 7:32:00 PM
Description: The Cubs have placed righthander Kyuji Fujikawa on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: He strained his forearm Sunday against Cincinnati. Kevin Gregg will handle the closer duties while Fujikawa is out.
 
5/26/2013 6:22:00 PM
Description: Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa (forearm) left Sunday's game and will be examined further on Monday, but expect another trip to the disabled list.
Insight: Fujikawa had the same problem earlier in the season. He's 1-1 this season with a 6.10 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and a couple of saves.
 
5/10/2013 5:44:00 PM
Description: Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa (forearm) has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: Fujikawa hasn't pitched since early April due to a strained right forearm. He'll return to a setup role, as Kevin Gregg has gone 5-for-5 in save chances recently. However, Gregg is as shaky as they come, so we could see Fujikawa regain the role eventually.
 
4/29/2013 7:51:00 PM
Description: Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa (forearm) is expected to head to Triple-A Iowa Sunday for a rehab assignment.
Insight: Fujikawa threw 32 pitches in a bullpen session Monday, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. He'll throw one more bullpen before starting his assignment. Cubs manager Dale Sveum indicated that he's still going with a closer-by-committee approach, but Fujikawa is his best option.
 
Cold4/13/2013 11:50:00 AM
Description: Cubs newly-appointed closer Kyuji Fujikawa has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm injury.
Insight: Fujikawa has given up eight hits and six runs in his first 4 1/3 big league innings. The Cubs could go back to Carlos Marmol or experiment with a closer by committee approach.
 
4/12/2013 10:37:00 PM
Description: Cubs closer Kyuji Fujikawa gave up three hits and three runs to blow a save Friday afternoon against the Giants, but Chicago scored two in the bottom of the ninth off Sergio Romo to win the game.
Insight: Fujikawa has given up eight hits and six runs in his first 4 1/3 big league innings, but he's a better closing option than Carlos Marmol.
 
4/7/2013 11:06:00 AM
Description: We're just a week into the season, but Kyuji Fujikawa has been named as the Cubs' new closer, replacing Carlos Marmol. SOURCE: Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Marmol has blown a save and came close to blowing two others this season. He has allowed five runs, six hits, two walks and two homers in 1 2/3 innings. Fujikawa gave up three runs on four hits in the eighth inning Sunday but he is definitely a safer option than Marmol given his history of success in Japan.
 

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1
 
Final
TAM 4
BOS 3
Final
MIA 9
NYM 6
Final
ATL 0
PHI 7
Final
BAL 4
MIN 6
Final
STL 5
PIT 4
Final
CHC 4
MIL 2
Final
CLE 1
DET 12
Final
OAK 6
SEA 1
Final
SDP 3
ARI 1
Final
COL 10
SFG 9
Final
KAN 4
TEX 3
Final
LOS 4
WAS 6
7:05pm Tonight
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BOS
 
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BAL
CIN
 
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CLE
DET
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
NYM
 
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ATL
PHI
 
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TAM
TOR
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
MIL
 
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MIN
CWS
 
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HOU
ANA
 
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KAN
TEX
 
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STL
PIT
 
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COL
SFG
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OAK
SEA
 
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SDP
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Final
LOU 31
MIAMI 13
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1