Oct 10, 2016

Hawks rule Wada out of Climax Series final stage

Deactivated Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks lefty Tsuyoshi Wada is set to miss the Pacific League Climax Series final stage from Wednesday against the league champion Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. Wada, who led the league with 15 wins and also on a .750 winning percentage, was ...

Sep 29, 2016

Hawks' Wada doubtful for Climax Series first stage

Deactivated Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks lefty Tsuyoshi Wada said Thursday he is unlikely to pitch in the Pacific League’s Climax Series first stage from Oct. 8. Wada (15-5), who leads the PL in wins, was deactivated last Friday after complaining of left elbow discomfort. The ...

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 ...