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Tsuyoshi Wada | Starting Pitcher

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (37) / 2/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Sports Hochi in Japan reports that Tsuyoshi Wada will sign with the Softbank Hawks.
Wada played for nine seasons with Softbank before coming to the majors in 2012. The left-hander had some success with the Cubs after injuries sabotaged his tenure with the Orioles, but the 34-year-old decided to return to his native country. Mon, Nov 2, 2015 09:34:00 PM

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Cubs released LHP Tsuyoshi Wada.

The 34-year-old left-hander was limited by shoulder issues during the 2015 season. He appeared in just eight games for the Cubs, posting a 3.62 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 31/11 K/BB ratio over 32 1/3 innings. He'll likely have to settle for a minor league deal with an invite to spring training.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Cubs sent LHP Tsuyoshi Wada outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Wada was removed from the Cubs' 40-man roster earlier this week. The 34-year-old left-hander struggled with a shoulder injury in 2015 and was primarily a Triple-A pitcher when healthy. He'll be an interesting free agent case this winter after flashing some positive signs in 2014.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 12:25:00 PM

Cubs designated LHP Tsuyoshi Wada for assignment.

He's now off the 40-man roster, although Wada was slated for free agency this winter, anyway. The lefty posted a 3.36 ERA across 21 appearances -- 20 starts -- over the last two seasons for the Cubs.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 12:41:00 PM

Cubs recalled LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from Triple-A Iowa.

Wada landed on the disabled list toward the end of June due to a shoulder issue and has been pitching in the minors since. The southpaw owns a 3.73 ERA and 31/11 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 innings with the Cubs this season and will likely pitch in a long relief role.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 10:34:00 AM

Cubs activated LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Iowa.

Wada is recovered from the shoulder problems he began experiencing in late June, but there's no longer a spot for him in the Cubs' starting rotation. The 34-year-old left-hander owns a cool 3.73 ERA, 1.277 WHIP, and 31/11 K/BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings (seven starts) this season with Chicago. He should get another look if there's an injury on the north side.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 04:40:00 PM

Tsuyoshi Wada (shoulder) gave up four runs over four innings Monday in a minor league rehab start with Double-A Tennessee.

Wada, out since June 22 with inflammation in his left deltoid muscle, allowed eight hits (including two home runs) while striking out five. It's unclear what the next step will be. Clayton Richard is currently serving as the Cubs' fifth starter.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 11:28:00 AM

Tsuyoshi Wada (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee on Monday.

Wada is just two weeks removed from his last start, so he might need just the one rehab outing before being activated. Clayton Richard is currently filling in as the Cubs' fifth starter.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 11:16:00 AM

Cubs placed LHP Tsuyoshi Wada on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 23, with left deltoid inflammation.

Wada exited Monday's start due to a cramping issue and didn't recover in time to make his scheduled start on Saturday. Donn Roach filled in for Saturday's start and could get another trip through the Cubs rotation with Wada on the shelf.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Tsuyoshi Wada (shoulder) will not make his scheduled start on Saturday versus the Cardinals.

Wada exited Monday's start with cramping in his left deltoid. He played catch Friday and the hope is that he'll miss just the one turn, but the Cubs will wait to see how he feels Saturday. Donn Roach is filling in against the Cards.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 05:02:00 PM

Tsuyoshi Wada (shoulder) played catch on Friday.

Wada had to leave Monday's start with cramping in his left deltoid. The Cubs haven't ruled him out to start on Saturday, but no announcement has been made yet. More should be known later Friday.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 04:50:00 PM

Tsuyoshi Wada (shoulder) said Wednesday he's feeling better but still has some soreness.

The question is whether he'll be able to make his next scheduled start Saturday after leaving Monday's start with cramping in his left deltoid. Cubs manager Joe Maddon wasn't ready to commit to it, but the odds remain on Wada being able to go. If not, a pitcher would likely be recalled from Triple-A Iowa for a spot start against the Cardinals.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 06:08:00 PM

Tsuyoshi Wada (shoulder) expects to make his next start.

Wada had to leave Monday's outing with cramping in his left deltoid, but he expects to be fine. Check back later in the week to see how the lefty fares in his normal between-starts bullpen session.
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 11:47:00 PM

Tsuyoshi Wada had to exit Monday's start against the Dodgers with cramping in his left deltoid muscle.

In other words, he has a shoulder cramp. Wada will be re-evaluated on Tuesday before the Cubs know more about his status for his next start. He allowed one run over two-plus innings before exiting.
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 09:33:00 PM

Tsuyoshi Wada left Monday's start against the Dodgers with an undisclosed injury.

Wada was perfect through the first two innings, but he allowed a home run and then a single to start off the third before heading to the clubhouse with an injury. The Cubs will have more on his status shortly.
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 08:46:00 PM

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