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Tsuyoshi Wada
ERA W-L K
3.73 1-1 31
Team: Chi CubsHt / Wt: 5-11 / 180 NFBC ADP: 482.66
Position: SPBorn: 2/21/1981 Birthplace: Izumo, Japan
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: Undrafted by Orioles (2011)


Latest News
June 22 7:11 PM PT8:11 PM MT9:11 PM CT10:11 PM ET22:11 ET2:11 GMT10:11 7:11 PM MST9:11 PM EST9:41 PM VEN6:11 UAE (+1)9:11 PM CT-Wada has been removed from his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers with cramping in his pitching shoulder.
Analysis: Wada gave up a leadoff homer to Kike Hernandez and a single by A.J. Ellis before he was replaced by Travis Wood with no outs in the third inning Monday night. The Cubs say Wada has cramping in his left deltoid muscle and will be evaluated again Tuesday.
June 18 12:00 PM PT1:00 PM MT2:00 PM CT3:00 PM ET15:00 ET19:00 GMT3:00 12:00 PM MST2:00 PM EST2:30 PM VEN23:00 UAE2:00 PM CT-Wada pitched seven scoreless innings Wednesday.
Analysis: Wada notched his first win since Aug. 24, 2014.
June 6 9:31 AM PT10:31 AM MT11:31 AM CT12:31 PM ET12:31 ET16:31 GMT0:31 9:31 AM MST11:31 AM EST12:01 PM VEN20:31 UAE11:31 AM CT-Wada had one of the worst outings of his career in a 7-5 loss to Washington on Friday night.
Analysis: Wada (0-1, 4.19 ERA) was charged with five runs - matching a personal high - and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings. He had a 2.30 ERA in his first three starts this season.
June 1 2:03 PM PT3:03 PM MT4:03 PM CT5:03 PM ET17:03 ET21:03 GMT5:03 2:03 PM MST4:03 PM EST4:33 PM VEN1:03 UAE (+1)4:03 PM CT-Tsuyoshi Wada limited Kansas City to one run and two walks over 5 2-3 innings in the Cubs' 2-1, 11-inning victory over the Royals on Sunday.
Analysis: Wada is still without a decision through three starts, but he owns a solid 2.30 ERA.
Apr. 5 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET16:52 ET20:52 GMT4:52 1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST4:22 PM VEN0:52 UAE (+1)3:52 PM CT-Wada returned to the mound Wednesday.
Analysis: Wada was on the 15-day DL with what the Cubs called a mild left groin strain.
Mar. 13 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET17:24 ET21:24 GMT5:24 2:24 PM MST4:24 PM EST4:54 PM VEN1:24 UAE (+1)3:24 PM CT-Wada left after getting only two outs Friday in his first game since an injury. Facing Cleveland, Wada gave up a home run to Yan Gomes and had a 3-1 count on Jesus Aguilar before the trainers came out to check him. He will be reevaluated over the next couple of days.
Analysis: Wada exited Sunday against Texas after one inning because of a problem on the left side near his thigh and groin. The 34-year-old left-hander is a candidate for the fifth spot in the Cubs' rotation. He went 4-4 with a 3.25 ERA in 13 starts last season.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2014 ChC 4 4 0 - 0 13 13 0 69.1 67 28 25 7 19 1 57 1.24 3.25
2015 ChC 1 1 0 - 0 7 7 0 31.1 29 13 13 5 11 1 31 1.28 3.73
Career 5 5 0 - 0 20 20 0 100.2 96 41 38 12 30 2 88 1.25 3.40

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 ChC 13 20 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 0 .050 .095 .050
2015 ChC 7 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 .000 .111 .000
Career 20 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 15 0 0 .036 .100 .036


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 316 91 85 88.3 61.72
Curveball 36 77 70 73.3 7.03
Slider 72 86 78 80.9 14.06
Changeup 72 83 79 80.2 14.06
Cut Fastball 16 87 83 85 3.13

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