KYUJI FUJIKAWA RUMORS

Cubs place Kyuji Fujikawa and Jake Arrieta on 15-day DL, James McDonald on 60-day DL

The Chicago Cubs finalized their roster in advance of Monday's season-opener. A trio of pitchers landed on the disabled list, including Kyuji Fujikawa, Jake Arrieta and James McDonald.By TonyTheTiger via Wikimedia CommonsCarrie Muskat of MLB.com reported Chicago's final roster moves before they faced the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.Fujikawa has been out since last May...
Via Sports Injury Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Take from Chicago Cub Relievers this Spring Training

The Chicago Cubs have been struggling in the relief system for the last couple of years with a lack of talented arms in the pen. After last year’s trade of fallen all-star Carlos Marmol, the Cubs have looked to gain a closer they can rely on. They thought they had it last year with Japanese prospect Kyuji Fujikawa, but lost him early in the year due to injuries. They then turned...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' Kyuji Fujikawa throws off mound for first time since Tommy John surgery

Chicago Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa had his MLB debut season of 2013 cut well short because of Tommy John surgery that resulted from forearm strain. Early in the offseason, though, Fujikawa declared that he would pitch in 2014. He is officially listed as due back at some point during the upcoming season, and if he continues to progress at his current pace, then he could make that...
Via MLB Injury News
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Masahiro Tanaka an ideal fit for the Chicago Cubs

  The bidding has started on Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka is one of the prized possessions in this year’s free agent class and will likely receive a contract in the range of $100 million. Tanaka played for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, who bought out his contract. The Eagles made headlines recently with their signing of Kevin Youkilis. Tanaka posted an impressive...
Via isportsweb.com
December 27, 2013  |  2 Comments

Cubs pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa to have Tommy John surgery

credit: getty images The Chicago Cubs announced on Wednesday that reliever Kyuji Fujikawa will require Tommy John surgery. Fujikawa was signed to a two-year deal worth $9.5 million last winter. It was hoped that Fujikawa had a forearm strain. Fujikawa suffered the injury while pitching in Sunday’s win over Cincinnati. The pitcher said he heard a popping sound and was examined by...
Via Tireball.com
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Kuji Fujikawa out for the year with Tommy John Surgery

Kyuji Fujikawa left Sunday's game with an apparent re-aggravation of his forearm injury. After taking an MRI yesterday, he was diagnosed with a torn ligament and is due for TJS. This is a real bummer – Fujikawa looked pretty good after coming back from his first injury. The Cubs have him signed through next season, at $4m, and have a $5.5m club option for 2015. Fujikawa will...
Via Obstructed View
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

The one where the Cubs and Kyuji Fujikawa refused to believe he was hurt

If you’ve paid attention over the first part of this season, the Cubs’ bullpen has been pretty bad and got even worse when Kyuji Fujikawa got shelled in a couple of appearances and then was put on the disabled list.  Today, ESPN Chicago put up a blog suggesting that the Cubs probably should have put Fujikawa on the DL to start the season, but forgot to for whatever reason. The Chicago...
Via World Series Dreaming
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyuji Fujikawa placed on DL

The Cubs new closer, Kyuji Fujikawa has been placed on the 15-day DL. He has what they're calling a right forearm strain. "It can't get worse right now and being in an important role with the team if it's not helping the team and it's hurting them, it's better to make that decision," Fujikawa said through an interpreter. Fujikawa recently took over...
Via Obstructed View
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss
UNLUCKY BOUNCE

Cubs' Fujikawa kicks foul ball into own face

Yesterday, Chicago Cubs closer Kyuji Fujikawa might have become the first player in Major League Baseball history to kick a foul ball into his own face. It happened in the fifth inning of Monday afternoon's tilt between the Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers as Chicago outfielder Alfonso Soriano hit a foul ball near the Cubs bullpen. Watch as Fujikawa tries to stop it with his...
Via Outside the Boxscore
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Kyuki Fujikawa kicks foul ball into his chin (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa had a bit of bad luck during Monday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers when a foul ball deflected off his foot and hit him in the chin. It happened in the bottom of the fourth inning as Cubs batter Alfonso Soriano hit a ground ball foul into the Cubs bullpen. Fujikawa tried to make a kick save...
Via Holdout Sports
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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