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 ...

Aug 2, 2015

Wada struggles in rehab start

The Chicago Cubs’ Tsuyoshi Wada surrendered five runs in six innings in his sixth rehab start on Saturday as he works his way back from shoulder injury. On the disabled list due to left-shoulder inflammation since June, Wada allowed nine hits, struck out four ...

Jul 28, 2015

Wada has solid outing in Triple A-rehab start

Chicago Cubs’ left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada, who is working his way back from shoulder injury, allowed two runs in a six-inning rehab start on Monday. Wada, who has been on the disabled list since June due to left-shoulder inflammation, allowed a pair of unearned runs ...

Jun 27, 2015

Cubs southpaw Wada scratched from start

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that lefty Tsuyoshi Wada will not make his start as scheduled against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. Wada is still nursing a sore left shoulder that caused him to be pulled from his start against the ...

Wada exits game with shoulder cramps

Jun 23, 2015

Wada exits game with shoulder cramps

Chicago Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada was removed from his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night with cramping in the back of his left arm. Wada gave up a leadoff homer to Kike Hernandez and a single by A.J. Ellis before he ...

Wada makes mark in first outing of season with Cubs

May 21, 2015

Wada makes mark in first outing of season with Cubs

Left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada left a lasting impression with the San Diego Padres even though he didn’t last long enough to get the decision. Wada struck out nine in 4⅔ innings in his season debut and scored the tying run, and Kris Bryant drove in ...

Apr 8, 2015

Wada impresses in simulated game

Chicago Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi Wada looked sharp in a simulated game on Tuesday as part of his rehab as he recovers from a left thigh injury. The 34-year-old former Fukuoka Softbank Hawks ace threw 64 pitches to 19 minor leaguers at the Cubs’ spring ...

Feb 21, 2015

Wada brings new cutter into camp

One of the first things Chicago Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi Wada did after arriving at spring camp was try out the cut fastball he’s been working on. “It felt good,” Wada reported of the pitch that he hopes will help him land a spot in ...

Wada proud to represent MLB

Nov 15, 2014

Wada proud to represent MLB


Tsuyoshi Wada entered Game 2 of the MLB-Japan All-Star Series on Friday night at Tokyo Dome to the strains of Tom Petty’s 1989 hit “Free Fallin’,” which was serving as the de facto soundtrack to Rob Wooten’s exit from the game after having given ...