CHICAGO – Chicago Cubs lefty Tsuyoshi Wada, whose season appeared to be done, said Tuesday he has been slated to make one more start this season.
“Since I think I’ll get another chance, I want to pitch well,” said Wada, who has been penciled in to start on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers.
In his last outing on Thursday, the 33-year-old former Fukuoka Softbank Hawks ace allowed a run in five innings against the National League West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. He left the mound with a lead but did not figure in the decision. With right-hander Edwin Jackson struggling, the Cubs decided Tuesday to have Wada start in his place.
“It’s not like I had completely switched off, but I will get my body 100 percent ready to go again,” Wada said, who allowed two runs in 6⅔ innings in his previous start against the Brewers.