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11 Kyuji Fujikawa RP
Height/Weight: 6-0/190 | Birthdate: 7/21/1980 | Birthplace: Kochi City, Japan | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Chicago | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 362.60
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Kyuji Fujikawa nearing end of rehab stint


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Cubs pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa will make at least one more rehab appearance with Triple-A Iowa as he nears the end of his rehab assignment, MLB.com reports.

"He's getting there, and the end of his rehab stint is coming," general manager Jed Hoyer said Tuesday. "I think he can see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Fujikawa has been sidelined for more than a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery in June 2013.


Kyuji Fujikawa moves rehab assignment to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) had his rehab assignment transferred from Class A Kane County to Triple-A Iowa Monday. 

Fujikawa has allowed one unearned run in 5 2/3 innings between six rehab appearances in the Rookie League and Class A. He has nine strikeouts and has walked two batters.


Kyuji Fujikawa transfers rehab assignment to Class A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2014) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, had his rehab assignment transferred from the Arizona League (rookie) to Class A Kane County.

The right-handed hurler tossed four scoreless innings for the AZL Cubs, allowing one hit and one walk. He had five strikeouts.


Kyuji Fujikawa hits 60-day disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2014) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa was placed on the 60-day disabled list Saturday.

Fujikawa left a spring game due to the injury, and will need more time to recover. He was trying to come back from Tommy John surgery. 


Kyuji Fujikawa exits outing with apparent injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) Cubs pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa left an extended spring training appearance with an apparent injury Monday, MLB.com reports.

Fujikawa was making his first appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery last season. He called the trainer to the mound at one point before leaving the game. He's a long way from being able to contribute to the major-league team.


Kyuji Fujikawa placed on 15-day disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Fujikawa is recovering after Tommy John surgery. He's been able to throw during camp, but is still ticketed for a June return.


Kyuji Fujikawa 'moving along' in rehab process


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa threw 45 pitches Sunday as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery, per ESPN.

"He’s slowly graduating to finally getting out there for live batting practice," manager Rick Renteria said. "He’s moving along. It’s good. It’s real good."


Kyuji Fujikawa throws off mound


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/3/2014) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa threw 29 pitches off a mound on Monday, according to MLB.com. It was his third mound session since having Tommy John surgery last June. 

Fujikawa, 33, had a 5.25 ERA and 1.08 WHIP over 12 appearances in 2013, before undergoing surgery. With an estimated year needed to recover from the procedure, Fujikawa could be back in the majors after the All-Star break. 


Kyuji Fujikawa throws 20-25 pitches off mound


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2014) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery. He threw about 20-25 pitches, but there is still no timetable for his return to game action.

Kyuji Fujikawa has long toss session Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Cubs pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa took part in a long toss session Wednesday as he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery, MLB.com reports.

Fuijikawa threw from about 135 feet in the session and is close to resuming mound work. He went 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA in 12 appearances last season before undergoing the surgery.


Kyuji Fujikawa close to throwing off a mound


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2014) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, who is coming off Tommy John surgery in June, is playing catch 5-6 times per week, according to MLB.com. Fujikawa, who isn't expected back until at least June, is close to throwing off a mound.

Kyuji Fujikawa plays catch Monday


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10/7/2013) For the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in June, Kyuji Fujikawa played catch Monday, according to MLB.com.

Fujikawa, considered a potential option at closer this past season with the Cubs, pitched only 12 innings in his first season in the majors, posting a 5.25 ERA with two saves.


Kyuji Fujikawa goes under the knife


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2013) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa underwent successful Tommy John surgery, performed by Dr. James Andrews Tuesday.

Fujikawa, who was placed on the 60-day disabled list May 27, went 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA and two saves in 12 appearances for the Cubs before getting hurt. His estimated recovery time is 11 to 13 months.

Kyuji Fujikawa scheduled surgery for Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2013) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, after visiting with orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andres Monday.

Fujikawa will miss the remainder of the season and is likely to be out until at least next June as a result of the procedure. 


Kyuji Fujikawa will need Tommy John surgery


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2013) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa will require Tommy John surgery on his injured elbow, ESPN Chicago reports.

Fujikawa has been limited to just 12 games in 2013 due to the injury. Fujikawa was expected to win a chance at the Cubs' closer role at some point, but he will miss the remainder of the season due to the surgery.


MRI results for Kyuji Fujikawa due Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2013) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa underwent an MRI Tuesday to determine the extent of his right arm injury, which has put him on the disabled list for the second time this season. The results of his exam aren't expected to be released until Wednesday, according to MLB.com.

Kyuji Fujikawa hits DL, set for MRI


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2013) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa is set to have an MRI Tuesday to determine the extent of his latest right arm injury, but the team is already sure it will cost him at least a few weeks of action. Fujikawa was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, with recent waiver-wire claim Alex Burnett taking his place on the roster.

Fujikawa was officially diagnosed with a muscular strain in the right forearm, Monday. 


Kyuji Fujikawa expected to return to DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2013) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa was removed from Sunday's game with right forearm strain and is expected to land on the disabled list, according to The Chicago Tribune.

Manager Dale Sveum told reporters he will be re-examined Monday, although he believes Fujikawa's injury is similar to what put him on the DL in April.

Fujikawa struck out one and walked one in 1 2/3 scoreless innings of relief before leaving Sunday against the Reds. He has a 5.25 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP in 12 appearances.

Cubs activate Kyuji Fujikawa


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2013) The Cubs have activated reliever Kyuji Fujikawa from the disabled list, the club announced Friday.

Kevin Gregg is the closer, and he hasn't allowed a run in 8 1/3 innings. But he had a 4.62 ERA (92 ERA+) in over 100 innings the past two seasons, and it seems unlikely he maintains his success. The Cubs paid Fujikawa like a closer this offseason with a two-year, $9.5 million contract. The Cubs will likely take any excuse they can to reinsert Fujikawa as the closer.


Kyuji Fujikawa expected back this weekend


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2013) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa (forearm) moved his rehab assignment to Double-A Tennessee Wednesday. He fired two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and throwing 10 of 16 pitches for strikes.

Earlier Wednesday, Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Kevin Gregg will remain the team's closer once Fujikawa comes off the disabled list. Fujikawa is expected to return to the team this weekend against the Nationals, according to MLB.com.


Kyuji Fujikawa won't be closer when healthy


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2013) Cubs manager Dale Sveum finally committed to Kevin Gregg as the team's closer Wednesday, and he expects Gregg to keep the role when Kyuji Fujikawa (forearm) comes off the disabled list.

"Gregg is our closer," Sveum said, per the Chicago Daily Herald.

Fujikawa began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa Sunday, tossing a scoreless inning. He walked one and struck out two. He will make his second rehab appearance Wednesday, but this time for Double-A Tennessee.


Kyuji Fujikawa's rehab pushed back to Wednesday


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2013) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa (forearm) was expected to make his second rehab appearance for Double-A Tennessee Tuesday but the game was called after five innings because the field was unplayable, MLB.com reports.

The right-hander is expected to pitch Wednesday and could be activated from the disabled list later in the week.

Kyuji Fujikawa to make rehab appearance Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2013) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa is set to make his second rehab appearance Tuesday.

Fujikawa is scheduled to pitch one inning at Double-A Tennessee. He made his first appearance Sunday. Manager Dale Sveum indicated Fujikawa could be activated if he pitches well during his second appearace, saying, "If everything goes good again, that should be enough." Fujikawa has only thrown 4 1/3 innings with the Cubs this season. 


Kyuji Fujikawa starts rehab stint


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2013) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, on the 15-day disabled list with a forearm injury, began his rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Iowa. It was his first game action since April 13.

Fujikawa threw one inning and struck out two batters and walked one. He threw 21 pitches, 11 strikes. There is no clear timetable for his return.

Kyuji Fujikawa throws second bullpen session


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2013) Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa threw another bullpen session Thursday morning.

As long as Fujikawa doesn't have any pain in the next few days, he could start a minor-league rehab assignment soon. Manager Dale Sveum said Fujikawa's stuff looked much better in his second bullpen session. The team wants him to see game action on a rehab assignment before they activate him from the disabled list.