Cubs place Fujikawa on DL

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The Chicago Cubs have placed recently anointed closer Kyuji Fujikawa on the 15-day disabled list with a muscle strain in his right forearm.

Fujikawa said through an interpreter that the discomfort has existed for a few days and his blown save on Friday was partly attributable to the injury.

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Cubs relief pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa throws a pitch in the ninth on April 9, 2013. (Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune)