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Report: Wada set to join Orioles

Kyodo

Left-handed pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada will sign a two-year, $8.15 million contract with the Baltimore Orioles, the Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday in its electronic edition.

According to the report, Wada’s deal includes a $5 million option for the 2014 season.

Wada, 30, qualified for international free agency after nine years with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks.

This season, he went 16-5 with a 1.51 ERA in 26 starts, helping lead Softbank to its first Japan Series title in eight years.