Sun, 04 May 2014 00:31:57 -0700
The Chicago Cubs have called up OF Chris Coghlan to the major league roster, upping his contract value to $800,000. In a corresponding move the Cubs transferred P Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list. Fujikawa is not expected back until midseason.
Sat, 03 May 2014 10:39:29 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Chicago Cubs have placed OF Ryan Sweeney (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring. In corresponding moves, OF Chris Coghlan's contract has been selected from Triple-A Iowa and RP Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:08:56 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria said he's not sure who his closer is right now. RP Pedro Strop won't be available Thursday, April 24, after throwing 31 pitches Wednesday, April 23.
Fantasy Tip: Not surprising -- no one has stepped up. Hector Rondon has been better than Strop, but Chicago seems to favor using him in setup spots. That could change soon, and he's a decent speculation. Maybe later in the season, Arodys Vizcaino and Kyuji Fujikawa (Tommy John surgery) could chime in, but it's looking like Jose Veras has a solid chance to work his way back into favor. Check if he's available.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:16:45 -0700
According to reports, Chicago Cubs RP Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) called the trainer to the mound and left his extended spring training outing Monday, April 14. It was his first game action since undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:27:36 -0800
Chicago Cubs RP Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) threw 25 pitches off a mound Thursday, Feb. 27, for the second time this spring, and he continues to make progress.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:25:11 -0800
Chicago Cubs RP Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) threw 20 to 25 pitches Monday, Feb. 24, for his first time off a mound since Tommy John surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Fujikawa could be a backup closing candidate to Jose Veras later in the season if he proves healthy.
Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:49:12 -0800
Chicago Cubs RP Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) played long toss from 135 feet and threw 10 times hard from roughly 60 feet Friday, Feb. 14.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:57:44 -0800
Chicago Cubs RPs Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) and Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) are both making progress after having Tommy John surgery. Fujikawa is throwing off flat ground, and Vizcaino is reportedly fully healthy.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:11:18 -0800
The Chicago Cubs have mutual interest in free-agent RP John Axford (Cardinals) as they look to shore up their closer situation this offseason. Executive Theo Epstein said he won't really know who the team's closer is until the offseason is over. Axford has reportedly heard from 14 teams this winter. The Cubs believe RP Pedro Strop has the stuff to close, and RPs Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) and Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) are recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:41:31 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) was able to play catch Monday, Oct. 7, for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.