Thursday October 30th, 2014

The Chicago Cubs declined their 2015 team option on relief pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa, the team announced on Thursday.

The move makes Fujikawa a free agent and cuts the team's 40-man roster to 35 players.

The right-hander signed a two-year, $9.5 million deal with the Cubs in December 2012.

He underwent Tommy John surgery in June 2013 but appeared in 27 games over two seasons for Chicago, posting a 5.04 ERA with 31 strikeouts and eight walks. 

The Cubs went 73-89 and finished in last place in the National League Central last season. 

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