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 ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 14, 2017

Hawks pitcher Takeda deactivated

Right-hander Shota Takeda was deactivated by the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Friday due to concerns over his shoulder. The move comes three days after veteran lefty Tsuyoshi Wada was deactivated with stiffness in his elbow. The 24-year-old Takeda has not worked past the sixth inning ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball 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 deactivated ...