CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs are on their second closer, and the season is a week old. The Milwaukee Brewers are missing two key sluggers, and a third is struggling with a neck issue.
This should be quite the opener at Wrigley Field.
Chicago and Milwaukee are dealing with some early challenges heading into the first game of the season at the Cubs' longtime home on Monday.
Cubs manager Dale Sveum announced Sunday that Kyuji Fujikawa would take over as closer after Carlos Marmol blew a save opportunity in Saturday night's 6-5 loss in Atlanta.
Milwaukee put third baseman Aramis Ramirez on the disabled list on Saturday, and slugger Ryan Braun has been sidelined by neck spasms. The Brewers already were without first baseman Corey Hart, who is recovering from right knee surgery.
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