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Friday, July 18, 2014

Cubs Injury Update: Kyuji Fujikawa rehab result

By on 7/18/2014 01:00:00 PM

Chicago Cubs right handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery performed in June 2013, threw a scoreless inning Thursday for Single-A Kane County, walking one and striking out two, as reported by the Kane County Cougars, who won the game with a 10-inning shutout over the Lansing Lugnuts.

In December 2012, the Cubs signed Fujikawa, 33, to  a two-year $9.5 million contract (2013-14, team option for 2015) as a free agent out of Japan. After his major-league debut on April 1, 2013, Fujikawa appeared in 12 games, going 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA and 14 strikeouts.

In Japan, with the Hanshin Tigers, Fujikawa posted an outstanding and consistent record over ten years, with his highest ERA being 2.01 in 2010, and two years with an ERA under 1.00 (2006, 2008). In 2012, his final season in Japan, he went 2-2 with 24 saves, a 1.32 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 43 innings.

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats
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