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Cubs' Fujikawa to undergo Tommy John surgery

Chicago Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, the team announced Wednesday.

Fujikawa injured the arm while pitching in Sunday's 10-inning win over Cincinnati. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a muscular strain of his right forearm.

The 32-year-old Fujikawa, who is in the first year of a two-year, $9.5 million deal, underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed the severity of his injury. He spent nearly a month on the DL earlier this season with a related issue.

No date or doctor has yet been selected for Fujikawa's season-ending surgery.

Fujikawa signed with the Cubs this past offseason after playing eight seasons in Japan. In 12 appearances with the Cubs, the right-hander was 1-1 with a 5.25 ERA and two saves.

The Cubs claimed pitcher Alex Burnett off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday.