Chicago Cubs replace closer Carlos Marmol with Fujikawa
Fujikawa didn't fare much better in a three-run eighth that allowed Atlanta to cut the lead to 5-4, but Sveum says he has the makeup and repertoire of a closer.
Fujikawa has 219 saves and a 1.77 ERA over 12 years with the Hanshin Tigers in Japan's Central League.
Sveum indicated that Marmol, who has a 27.00 ERA in three appearances this season, will try to work out his problems in a setup role.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.