Fujikawa nearing end of rehab stint

Fujikawa nearing end of rehab stint

CHICAGO -- Kyuji Fujikawa, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, will make at least one more rehab outing with Triple-A Iowa, general manager Jed Hoyer said.

Hoyer met with the Cubs' athletic trainers on Tuesday to discuss the final days of Fujikawa's rehab. Fujikawa pitched in back-to-back games on Saturday and Sunday, and has given up seven hits and walked three while striking out 12 over 9 2/3 innings in four games at Iowa.

"He's getting there, and the end of his rehab stint is coming," Hoyer said on Tuesday. "I think he can see the light at the end of the tunnel."

Fujikawa underwent the surgery in June 2013.

In other injury news, right-hander C.J. Edwards, seventh on MLB.com's list of the Cubs' Top 20 prospects, is expected to rejoin Double-A Tennessee. Edwards, who has been sidelined after experiencing some discomfort in his shoulder, gave up one run on one hit and three walks over 3 2/3 innings for the Mesa Rookie League team on Monday, striking out six.

"It's been a long season for him, and he's excited to get back out there," Hoyer said.

Edwards made four starts for Tennessee before being shut down, and gave up six earned runs over 20 2/3 innings for a 2.61 ERA.

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