Extra bases

Extra bases

• Cubs pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday.

Orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure in Pensacola, Fla. An MRI in May revealed ligament damage to the reliever's elbow.

In 12 games this season, Fujikawa had a 5.25 ERA, giving up seven runs over 12 innings. This is his first season in MLB.

• Reliever Shawn Camp faced five batters in the sixth inning Tuesday for Class A Kane County, giving up one hit and striking out one. It's his first Minor League rehab appearance since going on the disabled list with a sprained big toe on May 22. The plan is for Camp to make another rehab outing Friday with the Minor League team.

• Epstein is a little divided this week. He grew up a Boston Bruins fan, but they are playing the Blackhawks in the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, which starts Wednesday in Chicago.

"Original Six hockey is fantastic," Epstein said. "The passion for the 'Hawks in town here reminds me a lot of the way it is for the 'B's in Boston. It's going to be a heck of a series."

And his pick?

"I'm hoping for a great series, good health all around," Epstein said diplomatically.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.