Sep 23, 2016

Hawks deactivate ailing ace Wada

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks’ bid for a third straight Pacific League pennant took a hit on Friday, when the club deactivated PL wins leader Tsuyoshi Wada due to elbow issues. Wada (15-5), who underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow in 2012, is ...

Wada, Uchikawa lift Hawks over Buffaloes

Apr 27, 2016

Wada, Uchikawa lift Hawks over Buffaloes

Tsuyoshi Wada pitched six scoreless innings and Seiichi Uchikawa hit the 150th home run of his career as the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks beat the Orix Buffaloes 5-2 on Wednesday. Yuki Yanagita followed up Kenta Imamiya’s one-out double with an RBI single to ...

Surging Hawks extend winning streak to eight

Apr 20, 2016

Surging Hawks extend winning streak to eight

Tsuyoshi Wada threw his first shutout since his return from the major leagues as the defending Pacific League champion Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks beat the Chiba Lotte Marines 5-0 on Wednesday to extend their winning run to eight. Former Chicago Cubs southpaw Wada (2-1), who ...

Nov 14, 2015

Hawks give lefty pitcher Wada a three-year contract

Former Chicago Cubs southpaw Tsuyoshi Wada has returned to his professional roots, rejoining the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks on a three-year deal estimated at ¥1.2 billion, not including incentives. Wada left the Hawks as a free agent after the 2011 season, when he went 16-5 ...

Nov 3, 2015

Hawks close to acquiring Wada

The Japan Series champion Fukuoka Softbank Hawks are near to signing former ace Tsuyoshi Wada on what appears to be a multiyear deal. “We’re in the final stages and it’s going well,” a team executive said Tuesday. “He can be a role model for ...

Cubs drop Wada from 40-man roster

Oct 12, 2015

Cubs drop Wada from 40-man roster

Former Softbank Hawks southpaw Tsuyoshi Wada was designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The 34-year-old, who was not on the team’s postseason roster, had just completed his second season with the organization. He was 1-1 this past season in eight games ...

Aug 5, 2015

Cubs option Wada to Triple-A Iowa

Tsuyoshi Wada’s stay with Triple-A Iowa was extended on Tuesday, when the Chicago Cubs announced they had optioned the 34-year-old lefty. Wada had been with the minor league outfit on a rehab assignment since he was placed on the disabled list on June 28 ...