Cubs decline 2015 option on RP Kyuji Fujikawa

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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