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67 Tsuyoshi Wada SP
Height/Weight: 5-11/180 | Birthdate: 2/21/1981 | Birthplace: Izumo, Japan | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Chicago | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 32/11 | Average Draft Position: 247.20
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Cubs set final rotation plans, send Edwin Jackson to bullpen


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) The Cubs announced the probable starters for the final series of the season Tuesday, tabbing Eric Jokisch to face the Brewers Friday, Tsuyoshi Wada to take the mound Saturday and Kyle Hendricks to pitch the season's final game Sunday.

With the news, Edwin Jackson has been moved to the bullpen for the remainder of the season.


Tsuyoshi Wada works through sore hammy in final start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada worked through a sore hamstring in a no-decision Thursday night at home against the Dodgers, per ESPN Chicago. He allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out five over five innings of an 8-4 defeat.

Over his last four starts covering 18 2/3 innings, Wada has allowed 10 earned runs. He confirmed after the game that this was his final start of the season. He finishes his first big-league season 4-3 with a 3.22 ERA over 12 starts.

Tsuyoshi Wada can't go five innings Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada couldn’t make it five innings Friday against the Pirates.

Wada allowed four runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two during the outing. Wada tossed a scoreless inning to begin the game, but couldn’t keep the Pirates off the board over the next couple of innings. He gave up a run in each of his next four innings. Three of those runs scored on singles. The fourth came after Wada left the game. He was pulled after giving up a triple. That run would score on a sac fly, and be charged to Wada.

With the loss, Wada dropped to 4-3. He’ll take on the Dodgers in his next start.


Tsuyoshi Wada set to start Friday against Pirates


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) As expected, Cubs impressive left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada is ready to roll into his Friday night start at Pittsburgh. He had been considered a bit of a question mark with a calf injury that forced him out of his previous outing.

Wada had yielded just 11 earned runs in 42 2/3 innings before his abbreviated start. He is 4-2 with a 2.95 ERA on the year.


Tsuyoshi Wada not expected to miss start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada is not expected to miss his next scheduled start Sept. 12 after coming out of Friday's game with a calf injury, MLB.com reports.

Wada pitched just 3 1/3 innings Friday before suffering cramping in his calf. He owns a 2.95 ERA and 46:15 K:BB ratio in 55 innings.


Calf injury leaves Tsuyoshi Wada with no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada lasted just 3 1/3 innings in Friday's start against the Pirates before he had to depart due to a calf injury.

Wada left after 72 pitches, due to cramping in his left calf. The injury does not appear serious at this time, but it did leave him with a line of three runs allowed on three hits, with one walk and two strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings of work in a no-decision.

It is not clear at this point if Wada will be expected to miss his next start, which is set for next Friday in Pittsburgh. Wada has a 2.95 ERA and 4-2 record in 55 innings this season. 


Calf ailment causes Tsuyoshi Wada departure


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Mild left calf cramping forced Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada out of the Friday game against Pittsburgh.

Wada was taken out in the fourth inning.


Tsuyoshi Wada taken out of Friday game with injury


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Promising left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada was removed in the fourth inning of the Friday afternoon game by the Cubs against the Pirates with an undisclosed injury.

Wada had given up a walk and RBI double that tied the game before a visit by the trainer prompted his departure.


Tsuyoshi Wada suffers second loss of the season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada took the loss Saturday night against the Cardinals in Game 2 of a doubleheader, dropping to 4-2 on the year. The right-hander permitted four runs -- three earned -- on five hits and three walks while striking out three over six innings of a 13-2 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 17 1/3 innings, Wada has allowed four earned runs. He owns a 2.79 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over nine starts (51 2/3 innings). His next start will come Friday at home against Pittsburgh.

Tsuyoshi Wada not getting enough respect


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/26/2014) I've discussed previously why Tsuyoshi Wada has flown under the radar for so long. He was older and less hyped than Wei-Yin Chen when the Orioles signed both prior to 2012, and then he needed Tommy John surgery right away.

But now that he's done what he's done for a solid eight starts (or seven, anyway -- one of the earliest wasn't so great), he needs to be front and center.

Is he must-start or even must-own? No, but 50 percent ownership is Justin Masterson territory. Wada is owned in fewer leagues than Taijuan Walker, who hasn't pitched in the majors since July 23 and may not get another start this season.

And that's coming off a no-hit bid against the Orioles last time out.

I don't even want to use the limited strikeout potential as an excuse anymore because he's averaging 8.3 per nine innings in his last six starts. Alongside 1.5 walks per nine during that same stretch, the Hisashi Iwakuma comparisons gain traction.

Where Wada falls short is innings. He's only gone seven once, which further limits his wins potential. But as efficient as he is, that could change in the weeks ahead, and even if it doesn't, is he really less reliable than someone like Tim Hudson, who's still owned in 87 percent of leagues?


Tsuyoshi Wada takes no-hitter into seventh inning Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada earned a win Sunday, giving up one earned run on just one hit and one walk in 6 1/3 innings while striking out eight in his team's 2-1 victory over the Orioles.

Wada (4-1) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before allowing his only hit of the game, a solo home run by Steve Pearce. He hasn't surrendered more than two earned runs in any of his last six outings. Wada owns a 2.56 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 41:11 K:BB ratio in 45 2/3 innings after Sunday's big performance. He'll face the Cardinals Saturday.


Report: Cubs, Giants set to continue Tuesday game Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) The Giants have prevailed in a protest of how Tuesday's called game was handled, and Tuesday's 2-0 Cubs win is set to be continued Thursday, picking up where things left off in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The game was delayed for more than four hours after the grounds crew was unable to get the tarp completely on the infield before it was drenched, with the umpires ultimately deciding to call the game and award Chicago with the win late into the night. Tsuyoshi Wada (win) and Ryan Vogelsong (loss) were the pitchers of record in the game, but if it's continued, those decisions are up in the air.


Tsuyoshi Wada wins, Ryan Vogelsong loses in rain-shortened affair


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Tuesday's game between the Cubs and Giants was called as final after five innings, with the Cubs coming out on top, 2-0.

Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada got the win after throwing five shutout innings, scattering six pitches and striking out three batters. Ryan Vogelsong took the loss for the Giants, allowing two runs on three hits and a pair of walks over four innings, while striking out four before the rain came.  


Tsuyoshi Wada goes five scoreless innings before delay Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Cubs pitchr Tsuyoshi Wada gave up six hits in five scoreless innings while striking out three Tuesday before his team's game against the Giants went into a long delay in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The rain came down for about 15 minutes at Wrigley Field, but the grounds crew was unable to bring the tarp in before the field got soaked. That led to a massive delay that extended after the rain stopped as the grounds crew tried to get the field in a playable condition. If Wada's line stands, he'll own a 2.75 ERA and 33:10 K:BB ratio in 39 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to pitch again Sunday against the Orioles.


Tsuyoshi Wada making himself an option for 2015


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada has been impressive in his first run with the team, and catcher John Baker said the receipe to his success has not been complicated.

"Executing," Baker told ESPN.com Friday. "Everything that he's throwing. He puts the ball where he wants to put the ball. And he's not shaking me off. Maybe twice (on Wednesday). So I can take the pressure and he can just pitch." 

Wade has a 3.15 ERA in six starts since joining the Cubs from Triple-A Iowa, and might be pitching himself into a rotation spot in 2015. The Cubs hold an option for Wada for next season. 


Tsuyoshi Wada gaining momentum


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/14/2014) Cubs rookie Tsuyoshi Wada (hey, it's technically true even though he's 33 and had a lengthy career in Japan) turned in another fine performance Wednesday against the Brewers, allowing two runs on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. He's now allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his six starts with predictably good control and a much better strikeout rate than I anticipated given his below-average fastball.

Because he was older and less touted than fellow import Wei-Yin Chen when the Orioles brought both in prior to 2012, I'll admit I wrote him off in Fantasy, especially since he almost immediately needed Tommy John surgery. The guy was already a long shot at his age. Now, he'd never get his chance.

Except he has this year with the Cubs. And his performance so far reminds me of another strike-throwing but relatively soft-tossing import who has far exceeded the hype: Hisashi Iwakuma of the Mariners.

That's a dangerous comparison to make given how successful Iwakuma has been the last two years, but Wada had a 1.51 ERA in his final year in Japan back in 2011. Maybe we've underestimated him, too.

For now, I think Fantasy owners should value Wada about on the same level as a Jason Vargas, but he could surge past him in the weeks ahead.


Tsuyoshi Wada allows two solo home runs in win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada picked up a win Wednesday, giving up two earned runs on five hits and one walk in 6 2/3 innings while striking out five in his team's 4-2 victory over the Brewers.

Wada (2-1) took a 4-0 lead into the seventh inning, where he served up back-to-back solo home runs before being removed from the game. It was his third straight start giving up at least one home run, but he hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in any of his last four outings. Wada owns a 3.15 ERA and 30:10 K:BB ratio in 34 1/3 innings.


Tsuyoshi Wada strikes out six in no-decision vs. Rays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada wasn't a factor in the decision Friday, giving up two earned runs on four hits and one walk in six-plus innings and striking out six in his team's 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Rays.

Wada entered the seventh inning with a 2-1 lead, but he surrendered a leadoff triple before being removed from the game. That runner would come home two batters later, evening the score and preventing Wada from picking up a win. He owns a 3.25 ERA and 25:9 K:BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings. Wada is scheduled to face the Brewers Wednesday.


Tsuyoshi Wada picks up his first win Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada picked up his first win of the year Monday.

Wada allowed one run on five hits over seven innings. He struck out six and walked one during the outing. Wada got off to a strong start, tossing five scoreless innings to open the game. In the sixth, Wada ran into trouble. After putting two men on, Wada allowed a run-scoring single to Nolan Arenado. He was able to get out of the inning without giving up an additional runs. 

With the win, Wada improved to 1-1 on the year. He'll take on the Dodgers in his next start. 


Tsuyoshi Wada struggles against Padres Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada struggled Wednesday against the Padres.

Wada allowed five runs on five hits over four innings. He struck out four and walked four. The Padres were on to Wada early. Yangervis Solarte drove in the game’s first run on a triple, and Carlos Quentin added a sac fly. 

Wada was able to compose himself for two innings, but allowed another run in the fourth. Things continued to unravel in the fifth. Wada walked the first two hitters of the inning before giving up a run-scoring double. He then issued two more walks, bringing in another run. Wada got himself out of the inning, but was replaced in the sixth.

With the loss, Wada dropped to 0-1 on the year. His next start will come against the Rockies.


Cubs recall Tsuyoshi Wada from Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) The Cubs recalled pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada from Triple-A Iowa before his scheduled start Wednesday against the Padres.

Wada has made one appearance with the Cubs, pitching five scoreless innings on July 8. He is 10-6 with a 2.77 ERA in 113 2/3 innings with Iowa this season.


Tsuyoshi Wada set to rejoin Cubs' rotation Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Cubs starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada will return from the minors to start Wednesday against the Padres. Wada took a no-decision in his MLB debut July 8 at Cincinnati, despite allowing just one unearned run in five innings.

Tsuyoshi Wada solid in season-debut


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada was solid in his season-debut against the Reds.

Wada allowed one unearned run over five innings of work. He gave up five hits and one walk. Wada struck out three batters during the appearance. He tossed just 87 pitches before he was replaced. 

Wada was in line for the win when he left the game, but the Cubs bullpen couldn't hold the lead. He was left with a no-decision. Wada has not factored into any decisions in the majors yet this season. His next will come against the Braves should he remain in the Cubs rotation. 


Tsuyoshi Wada gets the call for doubleheader


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) The Cubs recalled Tsuyoshi Wada from Triple-A Iowa Tuesday, to start the second game of a doubleheader against the Reds.

Wada will likely serve as the 26th man for the doubleheader, and his role moving forward is not yet known. 


Cubs waiting another day or two to finalize rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Following the trade of pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, Cubs manager Rick Renteria said he will likely make a decision about who replaces them in the rotation on Monday or Tuesday, per MLB.com.

For now, the rotation aligns with Edwin Jackson starting Monday at Cincinnati, and he will be followed by Travis Wood and Tsuyoshi Wada during a doubleheader Tuesday. One candidate to join the rotation is Dallas Beeler, who allowed one unearned run over six innings in his lone start for Chicago June 28 against the Nationals.

"There's nothing that says they can't come in here and perform and help us win ballgames," Renteria said of promoting pitchers from the minors. "We're really hopeful that the guys that we have within the system will be able to come in and hopefully find a sense of comfort within that clubhouse and when they go out to the hill. Obviously, there's some nervousness that comes with the new area, the new arena. But usually those guys are able to adjust and perform."