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Fri, 10 May 2013 16:56:54 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said RP Kyuji Fujikawa will be used in earlier innings for the time being so the team can make sure he is fine. "We'll ease him in right now to make sure everything is good — velocity, command, life," Sveum said. "We'll ease him into whatever situation, sixth, seventh inning, depending on the score of the game, obviously."
Fantasy Tip: Fujikawa may not be used in late-inning situations at this point but should be owned in deep mixed leagues because Kevin Gregg only had a small sample size to prove himself and Carlos Marmol has struggled in the closer role.
Fri, 10 May 2013 10:52:22 -0700
The Chicago Cubs activated RP Kyuji Fujikawa (forearm) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 10, and optioned RP Rafael Dolis to the minors in a corresponding move. Also RP Kameron Loe refused his minor league assignment and has become a free agent.
Fantasy Tip: Fujikawa won't immediately move back into the closer's role. Dale Sveum announced recently that Kevin Gregg is basically the closer right now thanks to his success closing out games. Fujikawa should be expected to setup alongside Carlos Marmol for the time being, but he could snare some save opps from Gregg if he stumbles. Fujikawa is worth owning in deep mixed leagues.
Wed, 08 May 2013 08:49:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Carlos Marmol has officially become an afterthought and can be released. Gregg is unlikely to be available in a lot of leagues, but if he is, scoop him up.
Tue, 07 May 2013 12:52:38 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Kyuji Fujikawa (forearm) will make his second rehab outing with Double-A Tennessee and throw one inning Tuesday, May 7. He struck out two and walked one in an inning with Triple-A Iowa Sunday, May 5. Fujikawa should be ready to be activated from the disabled list after his outing Tuesday.
Fantasy Tip: Fujikawa should be owned in all leagues still, despite his trip to the DL. The Cubs bullpen has struggled all season and is still in closer-by-committe status involving Kevin Gregg and Carlos Marmol. Fujikawa is likely to enter that mix eventually, and he could regain the sole closer duties if he pitches well upon his return.
Thu, 02 May 2013 10:42:45 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Kyuji Fujikawa (forearm) threw a bullpen session on Thursday, May 2. It's his second such session since his placement on the disabled list for a strained right forearm. His next step could be a rehab appearance for Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, May 5.
Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Fujikawa isn't too far from returning. Dale Sveum says the Cubs are working with a committee in the ninth in the reliever's absence, but if Kevin Gregg continues to pitch effectively, Fujikawa will have, at minimum, some competition for saves once he returns.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:36:50 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the team will likely stick with a closer-by-committee approach when RP Kyuji Fujikawa (forearm) returns from the disabled list. Fujikawa could have a rehab outing with Triple-A Iowa Sunday, May 5. RP Kevin Gregg picked up his fourth save of the year Monday, April 29. "I got (a closer)," Sveum said. "I just don't know who it's going to be every night."
Fantasy Tip: This is probably a situation to avoid for fantasy baseball if you can help it. Right now, Gregg, Carlos Marmol and Fujikawa shoulad all be owned in deep mixed formats if you're speculating for saves. Marmol could easily win back the job if he gains enough trust from Sveum, but there's no telling how long that might take.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:11:16 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Kevin Gregg nailed down the save against the Cincinnati Reds in the 10th inning Tuesday, April 23, after RP Carlos Marmol blew the save in the ninth inning. Gregg is now an option to close out games, as manager Dale Sveum said he will continue to go with the matchups to determine who will pitch in the ninth. "I didn't say (Marmol) would not be the closer," Sveum said. "I said it would come down to matchups."
Fantasy Tip: Run to the waiver wire to pick up Gregg if you're desperate for saves. However, he doesn't receive a ringing endorsement; his save Tuesday was his first since 2011, and it came only because Marmol blew a chance and the offense responded by putting up two runs in the top of the 10th inning. Marmol had looked good in non-save situations since being bumped from the closer role, but he immediately went back to his old ways Tuesday. Continue to consider him a shaky closer that will hurt you in other categories at the expense of saves.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:19:26 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the bullpen picture is the same after they cut RP Hisanori Takahashi Tuesday, April 16, and added RPs Kevin Gregg and Kameron Loe to the roster. Sveum will continue to mix and match in the final innings.
Fantasy Tip: For now, Shawn Camp and James Russell are the options to close games in the ninth, depending on matchups. Neither are solid fantasy baseball options, but if you're desperate, you should take a chance. Carlos Marmol could eventually work his way into the picture, too.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:43:14 -0700
The Chicago Cubs claimed 3B Cody Ransom off waivers from the San Diego Padres Tuesday, April 16, and designated RP Hisanori Takahashi and INF/OF Brent Lillibridge for assignment to make room for RPs Kevin Gregg and Kameron Loe.
Fantasy Tip: The Cubs bullpen is now basically down to three closing options after Takahashi was cut: Shawn Camp, James Russell and Carlos Marmol. Right now, Dale Sveum is using some sort of committee between Camp and Russell, but it's conceivable that Marmol could earn the job back if he performs well in less stressful situation. Grab Marmol if you're desperate and willing to live with what could be another roller coaster ride if he pitches in the ninth again.
Sun, 14 Apr 2013 08:35:38 -0700
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