by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada, on the 15-day disabled list, is expected to make his next rehab start with Triple-A Norfolk Tuesday, according to MASNSports.com.
Wada, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, allowed four runs -- three earned -- in four innings in his first rehab start Thursday. He has yet to pitch in the majors.
Tsuyoshi Wada makes first rehab start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) made his first rehab start for Triple-A Norfolk Thursday. The left-hander allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits and two walks in four innings.
Wada struck out five and allowed home runs to Cody Overbeck and Humberto Quintero. He threw 45 of 78 pitches for strikes.
Tsuyoshi Wada set for first rehab start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada, who has been sidelined all season as he recovered from 2012 Tommy John surgery, will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk Thursday, according to MASNsports.com. Wada has never pitched in a major-league game and made only one appearance in the minor leagues last season.
Tsuyoshi Wada ready for rehab assignment?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) The Orioles don't have a firm date or location for starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) to begin a rehab assignment, but he might make a rehab start Thursday, according to multiple sources. It could be either for Double-A Bowie or Triple-A Norfolk, but The Baltimore Sun suggests it probably won't be Bowie since Thursday will be pitching prospect Kevin Gausman's turn through the rotation.
Wada threw seven no-hit innings and struck out 10 in an extended spring training game Friday. He is nearing his one-year anniversary of his surgery. The Orioles have not announced a date for his rehab stint, but want to separate Wada and Miguel Gonzalez from the same affiliate in order for them to pitch on the same day.
Tsuyoshi Wada nearly perfect in extended spring game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Orioles rehabbing starter Tsuyoshi Wada fired seven strong innings in an extended spring training game Friday.
Wada struck out 10 and did not surrender a hit despite beaning two batters. He is expected to receive five days of rest before starting his minor-league rehab assignment. The Orioles have yet to reveal his next scheduled start.
Tsuyoshi Wada zeroing in on rehab assignment
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) The Orioles have plans for Tsuyoshi Wada, coming off Tommy John surgery, to make one more start at extended spring training before beginning a rehab assignment, MLB.com reports Sunday.
Wada lasted six innings in his extended spring start Saturday and was only expected to go five. He went deeper due to a low pitch count.
Tsuyoshi Wada goes six in ext. spring start
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Orioles rehabbing starter Tsuyoshi Wada went six innings in an extended spring training start Saturday, MLB.com reports. Wada was only expected to go five innings, but kept his pitch count low enough to go deeper.
Wada, who threw 76 pitches, is coming off Tommy John surgery and plans to begin a rehab assignment with a minor-league affiliate as his next step.
Tsuyoshi Wada nearing rehab assignment
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) Orioles pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, is scheduled to pitch five innings in an extended spring game Saturday.
It could be his last start before he starts his minor-league rehab assignment, according to MLB.com.
Tsuyoshi Wada to go five innings Monday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Orioles rehabbing pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada, coming back from Tommy John surgery, is expected to throw five innings on Monday at extended spring training, TheBaltimore Sun reports.
Wada went four innings in his last extended spring appearance as he's getting himself stretched out to be a starter. He could start his minor-league rehab assignment following his next outing Monday.
Tsuyoshi Wada up to four innings
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Orioles rehabbing pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada, coming back from Tommy John surgery, went a solid four innings at extended spring training Tuesday, MLB.com reports.
Wada struck out six and is scheduled to go five innings his next time out. He could start his minor-league rehab assignment following his next outing in Florida.
Orioles stretching out Tsuyoshi Wada
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Orioles pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow, neck) made another start in an extended spring training game Thursday.
The left-hander threw three innings and 45 pitches. Wada is expected to be stretched out to 60 pitches in his next extended spring training appearance. He could start his minor-league rehab assignment following his next outing in Florida.
Steve Johnson, Tsuyoshi Wada nearing rehab assignments
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Orioles pitchers Steve Johnson and Tsuyoshi Wada will pitch in another extended spring training game Thursday, MLB.com reports. Manager Buck Showalter said both could then begin minor league rehab assignments.
Johnson has a strained lat and was able to go three innings in his last appearance. Wada, who is rehabbing from Tommy John and hopes to return to the Orioles in early May, went two.
Steve Johnson, Tsuyoshi Wada appear in spring game
Johnson (strained lat) went three innings, and Wada (Tommy John surgery) went two. Manager Buck Showalter said reports on their velocity was good.
"Everything went well, real well," Showalter said. "We'll wait and see how they feel tomorrow, but today was a good step for them."
Johnson is nearing an injury rehab assignment with an affiliate and Wada will increase his workload an inning at a time.
Tsuyoshi Wada to throw in extended spring training game
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Orioles pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada is expected to pitch in an extended spring training game Saturday, MASNSports.com reports Wednesday. Wada, who threw his second bullpen session Tuesday, could go two innings Saturday.
Wada is coming back from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow. He had the surgery in May of last year.
Tsuyoshi Wada put on 60-day DL
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Orioles pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada was placed on the 60-day disabled list.
Wada is on his way back from Tommy John surgery, so the move isn't necessarily surprising. Wada had surgery last May and has been hoping to pitch for the Orioles in June. This move still puts him on that pace.
Orioles place Tsuyoshi Wada on DL
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) The Orioles placed pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Wada is coming off left elbow surgery and his stint in retroactive to March 23.
The Tommy John recoverer aims to pitch for the Orioles by June and could even be a rotation candidate at that time.
Tsuyoshi Wada throws on back field
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) Orioles injured pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada, who is coming off Tommy John elbow surgery, was able to throw 60 pitches on a back field at spring training camp Monday, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Wada threw only fastballs and changeups and the workout reportedly went well. He is aiming to be ready to pitch for the Orioles by June and could jump into the rotation at that time.
Tsuyoshi Wada building arm strength
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) Orioles pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada, who continues to progress in his rehab from Tommy John surgery, was able to partake in a side session Friday, MLB.com reports. The Orioles do not have plans for him to progress to a simulated game just yet. Some of his bullpens have been better than others and he's in the process of building arm strength.
Tsuyoshi Wada progressing for Orioles
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) Orioles injured pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada, recovering from Tommy John surgery last May, has progressed beyond throwing just his fastball.
He is getting game ready and finding ways to retire hitters, MASNSports.com reports on Saturday.
"I've started throwing some breaking balls, too, during my bullpen session," Wada said through his interpreter. "The first few bullpens, it was more close to a rehab standpoint. Now, I'm feeling it's going to be more concentrated on how to get batters out. I'm going to start working on the command on my pitches and start thinking about my velocity. I feel like I'm on my next stage now. I'm not in a rush or anything, but I would like to keep on improving and getting closer to getting up to the big leagues."
Tsuyoshi Wada to increase his rehab
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) Orioles starter Tsuyoshi Wada will take a step forward in his rehab. The 32-year-old lefty had Tommy John surgery last May, and has yet to throw a pitch in the major leagues. Wada threw a bullpen session on Thursday, and was cleared to ramp up his activity. He’ll be able to start throwing his breaking ball, and will focus on pitch location, according to manager Buck Showalter.
Wada to open on DL
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/7/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada continues to throw bullpen sessions off a regular mound, but the team has no plans for him to make his Grapefruit League debut anytime soon. Wada missed the entirety of the 2012 season due to Tommy John surgery, and is expected to begin the season on the 60-day disabled list, according to MASNSports.com.
Wada makes return to full mound
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/25/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, threw from a full mound for the first time in 10 months Monday. "I haven't thrown in a long time on the mound, so I was actually very happy and it was very fun, Wada said through translator Seob Yoon, per The Baltimore Sun. I have been throwing on the half-mound, so it didn't feel awkward. It wasn't much of a difference, but it was very fun." The Orioles seem happy with Wada's progress. "I saw him 10 days ago, just on flat ground, and the ball was coming out good, and it's coming out much better, Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair said. He's done a lot of work. [Rehab coordinator] Chris Correnti has done a tremendous job physically getting him back in shape and staying on this program. It was the first day and it was real good. Obviously, anytime you've got an injury, that first day is exciting. He probably had a little bit of adrenaline going and he's doing good.
Wada starting to grow comfortable
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/18/2013) Orioles starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada took another step in his recovery from Tommy John surgery and threw a short bullpen session Monday, the Baltimore Sun reports. Wada worked off a half-mound and appeared comfortable while throwing at roughly 70 to 80 percent velocity. The left-hander, who has yet to make his team debut, is not expected to be available until May or June.
Wada shooting for May return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/12/2013) Orioles pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada, who still has not debuted with the team after being signed before last season due to Tommy John surgery, has progressed to a long toss program in his rehab, reports MASNsports.com Tuesday. That said, the Orioles still do not expect Wada to be able to return to action before May.
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (1/31/2013) According to MASN.com, Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair told a Baltimore-area radio program that he does not expect starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada to be fully recovered from Tommy John surgery until May or June. Previous reports had indicated that Wada might be ready in time for spring training, but it is not clear whether he has suffered any sort of setback. Wada is expected to be in the mix for the Orioles fifth starter spot whenever he recovers.
Wada in hunt for rotation spot?
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (12/30/2012) MASN.com reports that Tsuyoshi Wada may be recovered from Tommy John surgery in time to compete for a spot in the starting rotation this spring. Wada underwent the procedure in May, and he did not appear with the Orioles in 2012 after signing a two-year deal with them last December. Because he is ahead of schedule in his recovery, he could join Jake Arrieta, Zach Britton, Brian Matusz, Tommy Hunter, Steve Johnson and T.J. McFarland as candidates for the fifth starter's job.