• Kyuji Fujikawa made his first rehab appearance at Triple-A Iowa on Monday, and gave up one run on two hits in one inning. He's coming back from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, which he had in June 2013. Fujikawa made six rehab appearances between the Cubs' Rookie League team in Mesa, Ariz., and Class A Kane County, striking out nine and walking two over 5 2/3 innings. There is no timetable for his return.
"He's throwing better and moving in the right direction," Hoyer said.
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