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Cubs' Fujikawa to have Tommy John surgery

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CHICAGO (Associated Press) -

Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa will have Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow and miss the rest of the season.

No date has been set for the surgery.

Fujikawa pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings against Cincinnati on Sunday before leaving with the injury. He said through an interpreter that he "felt something" on a pitch to Joey Votto. It's the latest setback for the Japanese reliever.

He signed a 2-year, $9.5 million deal with the Cubs in the offseason, but his first season in Chicago hasn't been easy.

The 32-year-old Fujikawa is 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA, although he has 14 strikeouts in 12 innings. He also missed about a month with a strained right forearm.

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