• Kyodo

  • SHARE

Fukuoka Daiei Hawks lefty Tsuyoshi Wada, who left the mound in the fifth inning due to soreness in his left thumb a day earlier, on Wednesday was diagnosed with arthritis at the base of his thumb.

According to baseball sources, the 23-year-old will refrain from having bullpen sessions for the next week and most likely skip his scheduled start in a preseason game against the Yomiuri Giants next Tuesday.

Wada won the Pacific League rookie honors last season after going 14-5 with a 3.38 ERA in 26 games.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW