Chicago Cubs: Ryo Shinkawa

Cubs talk it through with new MLB rule

March, 14, 2013
3/14/13
2:40
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Rogers By Jesse Rogers
ESPNChicago.com
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MESA, Ariz. -- New Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa struggled for the first time in spring training on Wednesday in a 2-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies. And that allowed manager Dale Sveum to take advantage of a new Major League Baseball rule which allows an interpreter to come to the mound with the manager or pitching coach during an inning.

After Fujikawa walked his second batter in the sixth inning, pitching coach Chris Bosio and Japanese interpreter Ryo Shinkawa, went to talk to him with catcher Dioner Navarro. Navarro said communication before Shinkawa appeared on the mound didn't go so well between catcher and pitcher.

"A little rough," Navarro said after the game. "It's part of spring training. We're trying to get on the same page."

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