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18 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%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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P Tsuyoshi Wada has rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa Cubs


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada will start Friday night for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs as part of a rehab assignment, the minor league affiliate announced according to the Des Moines Register.  

Wada began the year on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury. 


Cubs place Beeler, Turner, Wada, Denorfia on 15-day DL


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Cubs placed outfielder Chris Denorfia (hamstring) and pitchers Dallas Beeler (shoulder), Jacob Turner (shoulder) and Tsuyoshi Wada (groin) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. All four moves are retroactive to March 27.

Tsuyoshi Wada to throw simulated game for Cubs on Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada will throw a simulated game on Saturday, according to MLB.com's Carrie Muskat.

Wada has been out for more than two weeks with groin and leg problems. 


Report: Cubs' Tsuyoshi Wada suffers groin injury during start


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada left his start on Friday after just two-thirds of an inning. 

Wada faced four batters, allowing a walk and a home run to Yan Gomes. 

MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reported that Wada left the game with a sore groin. The injury is being evaluated. 


Cubs' Tsuyoshi Wada dealing with leg discomfort


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada is dealing with some discomfort in his leg, MLB.com reports.

The issue is unrelated to the tight hamstring Wada suffered earlier in camp. He's one of five players vying for the final spot in the team's rotation. He's pitched in one game this spring, giving up one hit in one scoreless inning.


Jackson, Wood among five vying for final spot in Cubs' rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) With Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicating Monday that Kyle Hendricks has a spot in the rotation locked up behind Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel, that leaves Travis Wood, Edwin JacksonFelix Doubront, Jacob Turner and Tsuyoshi Wada vying for the final spot in the team's rotation.

“Everybody understands what’s going on here. There are no dummies," Maddon said, per MLB.com. “The line I like is that, I’m not going to lie to you. If I tell you the truth, you might be upset with me for about a week or two but then you’re going to be OK. But if I lie to you, you’re going to hate me forever.

“They’re very competitive and the fact we have a lot of folks for some really narrow choices, it’s going to be an interesting spring. I know that competition normally brings out the best in everyone.”


Maddon: Cubs' Wada looks 'very, very healthy' Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2015) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada (hamstring) threw a live batting practice session Saturday with no issues, MLB.com reports.

"I thought he threw the ball really well," manager Joe Maddon said. "I did not see any kind of restriction. He looked very, very healthy. The ball had a lot of movement on it. He looked good for his first time out after having been restricted because of his leg."

Wada had been dealing with a tight left hamstring that caused him to miss a pitching session last weekend. He went 4-4 with a 3.25 ERA and 57:19 K:BB ratio in 69 1/3 innings in his first season with the Cubs last year.


Cubs P Tsuyoshi Wada has hamstring tightness


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada missed his scheduled pitching session Sunday due to hamstring tightness, according to MLB.com

It doesn't appear to be a serious injury.

In 2014, Wada started 13 games for the Cubs and went 4-4 with a 3.25 ERA.  


Cubs re-sign pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada


(11/3/2014) The Cubs bolstered their rotation by agreeing to terms Monday with pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada for the 2015 season, according to Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com.

During his first MLB season in 2014, Wada started 13 games for the Cubs. He went 4-4 with a 3.25 ERA.   


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.