The right-hander felt some discomfort on his first pitch to the Reds' Joey Votto in the ninth inning May 26, though he finished the at-bat. That was his second inning of work, and Votto was the seventh batter he faced in the game.
He compiled a 12.46 ERA in five games in April before going on the disabled list from April 13-May 10 because of a strained right forearm. When he returned, Fujikawa looked much sharper, and allowed only one earned run over 7 2/3 innings in seven games for a 1.17 ERA.
In 12 games, Fujikawa posted a 5.25 ERA, giving up seven runs over 12 innings. This is his first season in the Major Leagues.
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