The bad news first; Kyuji Fujikawa headed back to the DL?
Unfortunate news following a tremendous rally in Cincinnati. There are some reports surfacing that Kyuji Fujikawa could be headed back to the DL with the same forearm strain that had him on the DL earlier this year. There has been no confirmed reports from the Cubs, and no roster moves, but Fujikawa will be re-evaluated when the Cubs return to Chicago and then the Cubs will go from there. If the Cubs do have to put Fujikawa back on the DL I would expect to see newly signed Eduardo Sanchez get a shot in the Cubs pen as he has had success at this level with the Cardinals, and is already on the 40-man roster. Stay tuned for updates on Fujikawa, hopefully it’s a scare and he doesn’t need to go back on the DL, but forearm strains are tricky and it looks like he might not have been fulled healed from the first time it cropped up.