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Cubs decline '15 option on Fujikawa

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs declined a 2015 team option on right-handed relief pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa, the organization announced Thursday, making him a free agent.

Fujikawa spent two seasons in a Cubs uniform but underwent Tommy John surgery after just 12 appearances in 2013. He returned late in 2014, pitching in 15 games and compiling a 4.85 ERA.

Overall, Fujikawa appeared in 27 contests as a Cub, producing a 1-1 record with two saves and a composite 5.04 ERA. The Cubs' 40-man roster is down to 35.