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Cubs put Fujikawa on 15-day disabled list

CHICAGO – Before today's game against the Giants, the Cubs put reliever Kyuji Fujikawa on the 15-day disabled list because of a muscle strain in his right forearm.

Right-handed pitcher Rafael Dolis was recalled from Triple-A. In three relief appearances at Iowa, Dolis posted a 3.86 ERA (one earned run allowed in 2 1/3 innings). Fujikawa, who blew the save during yesterday's 4-3 win, is 1-0 with two saves and a 12.46 ERA in five relief appearances. Fujikawa said, through his interpreter, that is started bothering him a couple of days ago.

Manager Dale Sveum said the Cubs will use a closer by committee based on matchups. RIght-hander Shawn Camp and left-hander James Russell will be Sveum's first options. Sveum does not plan to use Marmol is the closer role at this time.

Jeff Samardzija (1-1, 2.63 ERA) starts today while the Giants send lefty Madison Bumgarner (2-0, 1.32) to the mound. Samardzija is coming off a career-best 13 strikeout performance. He recorded the most strikeouts since Mark Prior struck out 16 against the Reds on Sept. 30, 2004.

Giants lineup

1. Gregor Blanco, LF

2. Marco Scutaro, 2B

3. Pablo Sandoval,3B

4. Buster Posey, C

5. Hunter Pence, RF

6. Brandon Belt, 1B

7. Andres Torres, CF

8. Brandon Crawford, SS

9. Madison Bumgarner, P

Cubs lineup

1. Dave Sappelt, CF

2. Starlin Castro, SS

3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B

4. Alfonso Soriano, LF

5. Jerry Hairston, RF

6. Welington Castillo, C

7. Brent Lillibridge, 3B

8. Alberto Gonzalez, 2B

9. Jeff Samardzija, P

-- Meghan Montemurro


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