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.
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:06:44 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum doesn't expect RP Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) to return before the 2014 All-Star break in a best-case scenario. "That's pretty wishful thinking," Sveum said. "Everybody's different with that surgery. Some guys are back in eight months. With some guys, it takes awhile. You just never know."
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 14:17:40 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery Tuesday, June 11.
Fantasy Tip: He's still worth ownership and monitoring in dynasty leagues because he's still in the long-term closer picture.
Sat, 08 Jun 2013 11:47:38 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) will undergo elbow ligament replacement surgery Tuesday, June 11, in Birmingham, Ala. The procedure will be performed by Dr. James Andrews and Fujikawa is expected to need 11 to 13 months to recover.
Thu, 30 May 2013 11:23:57 -0700
The Chicago Cubs moved RP Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, May 30.
Fantasy Tip: This was merely a formality; Fujikawa will miss the rest of the season and will undergo Tommy John surgery. Drop him in all leagues.