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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 with a 3.62 earned run average.

Wada left the Hawks as a free agent prior to the 2012 season to sign with the Baltimore Orioles. But he underwent Tommy John surgery soon after joining the club and never pitched in the majors for Baltimore. He remained with the Cubs this season on a minor league deal. In 21 major league games, he is 5-5 with a 3.36 ERA.

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