Baseball / Japanese Baseball May 18, 2017

Hawks' Wada weighing options to treat elbow ailment

Five-time All-Star lefty Tsuyoshi Wada is considering having surgery to repair his left elbow inflammation, Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks manager Kimiyasu Kudo said Thursday. "Surgery is one of the options," Kudo said. "If he keeps pitching when his condition doesn't look good he will be risking ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 15, 2017

Hawks' Takeda out with shoulder pain

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks deactivated right-hander Shota Takeda on Friday due to shoulder inflammation, while announcing that Venezuelan setup man Robert Suarez has had Tommy John surgery. Takeda's deactivation comes three days after veteran lefty Tsuyoshi Wada was deactivated with stiffness in his elbow. The ...