{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

{"content":["injury" ] }

Fujikawa headed for Dr. Andrews, Tommy John surgery

Fujikawa headed for Dr. Andrews, Tommy John surgery

|

CHICAGO -- Cubs pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Tuesday.

Fujikawa will be examined by orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews on Monday. An MRI exam in May revealed ligament damage to the reliever's elbow.

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.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"content":["injury" ] }
{"content":["injury" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español