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Kyuji Fujikawa headed back to disabled list with forearm strain

May 27, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT

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Kyuji Fujikawa already had one stint on the disabled list this season due to a right forearm strain, but now he’s facing another extended absence with what’s believed to be the same injury.

Fujikawa was placed on the 15-day disabled list today after he was forced to leave Sunday’s outing against the Reds. Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Japanese right-hander is scheduled to undergo an MRI tomorrow and the Cubs are “cautiously optimistic” that he’s dealing with the same injury. However, it’s worth noting that Fujikawa told Japanese media yesterday that he felt a “snap” in his elbow while pitching to Joey Votto.

Fujikawa, 32, has compiled a 5.25 ERA, two saves and a 14/2 K/BB ratio over his first 12 innings in the big leagues. The Cubs brought him on board over the winter with a two-year, $9.5 million contract.

  1. tanzkommandant - May 27, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    These fish heads so seldom work out yet teams are ever willing to shell out big time deals.

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