Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa is close to returning from the disabled list. The right-hander from Japan began throwing bullpen sessions on April 26, getting up to 25 pitches. Manager Dale Sveum plans to get Fujikawa up to approximately 35 pitches per session before sending him to the Minor Leagues for rehab assignments. Sveum plans to have Fujikawa pitch in at least two Minor League games before returning to the Major League roster.  Fujikawa landed on the disabled list on April 13 after feeling discomfort in his right forearm. Examination revealed a strain. Fujikawa had this injury before in Japan, and it caused him to miss ten games. His current time on the disabled list officially ends on April 29, and he could resume his bullpen sessions immediately afterward. Fujikawa is 1-0 with a 12.46 ERA and two saves. He took over the closer role just before his injury. The Cubs, meanwhile, have picked up Kevin Gregg, who has converted his first three save opportunities. The Cubs are looking to solve their bullpen problems that have plagued them for the past few seasons. Sources: Chicago Cubs, Kyuji Fujikawa Player Page, cubs.mlb.com as of April 28, 2013 Darci Miller, Fujikawa Throws First ‘pen Session Since Landing on DL, cubs.mlb.com, April 27, 2013  Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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