Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 3 days ago

Wada (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day DL Sunday with inflamation in his left deltoid, the Cubs' official site reports.

Wada injured his shoulder in Monday's start against the Dodgers and was forced to leave the game. He tried to rehab the injury, but after missing Saturday's start, the Cubs opted to rest Wada in attempt to get him back sooner than later. Neil Ramirez was activated from the DL in a corresponding move. Ramirez should return to his role in the bullpen.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 5 days ago

Wada will not make his scheduled start Saturday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Donn Roach, a command and control righty from Triple-A, will take Wada's turn in the rotation. The Cubs hope that after a long-toss session and some time off Wada will be able to rejoin the rotation next week, but he should be considered questionable for that contest.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 1 week ago

Wada's status for Saturday's scheduled start is still up in the air, manager Joe Maddon told MLB.com's Carrie Muskat. "There's still some soreness...we're not prepared to say yes or no on the next start. We're going to wait a little while longer to evaluate all that," said Maddon.

Wada was able to play catch Wednesday but it's still remains to be seen if he'll be able to give it a go on Saturday. More information concerning Wada's status should be made available once the Cubs finish evaluating his shoulder in the coming days.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 1 week ago

Wada (shoulder) is still experiencing some soreness, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

The Cubs were said to be cautiously optimistic about Wada's chances to start Saturday after he left Monday's start with cramping in his left deltoid, but his status is cloudy with the soreness continuing into Wednesday. Travis Wood replaced Wada in Monday's game but manager Joe Maddon suggested he wouldn't be an option to start in place of Wada, saying he likes Wood in his current long-relief role.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 1 week ago

The Cubs are cautiously optimistic that Wada (shoulder) will be able to make his next start, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Wada was diagnosed with cramping in his left deltoid after exiting Monday's start against the Dodgers. The issue doesn't sound especially serious, but he's no sure thing to make his scheduled start in St. Louis on Saturday.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 1 week ago

Wada left Monday's start against the Dodgers because of cramping in his left deltoid.

It sounds like he's avoided anything major, but Wada will be evaluated Tuesday to see whether he'll be able to make his next start, currently scheduled for Saturday against the Cardinals.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 1 week ago

Wada left Monday's outing against the Dodgers in the third inning due to an unspecified injury.

The lefty got through two innings, but gave up a homer and a single in the third before departing, with Travis Wood coming on in relief. Look for an update on Wada's status following the game.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 2 weeks ago

Wada (1-1) shut down the Indians over seven innings Wednesday, striking out six while allowing just two hits and two walks in a 17-0 rout.

This was quite the turnaround for Wada, who hadn't made it through the fourth inning in either of his last two starts. Indeed, he hadn't finished so much as six frames in any of his first five outings. The 34-year-old certainly looked like he was rounding into midseason form Wednesday, but he'll need to keep it up to hold onto his rotation spot. His next start will come Monday against the Dodgers.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 3 weeks ago

Wada gave up three runs and four hits in three-plus innings Thursday against the Reds. He struck out four and walked two.

Coming off his worst start with the Cubs, when he allowed five runs in 3.2 innings on June 5 in Washington, Wada wasn't much better Thursday. He lasted only three-plus innings this time and has seen his ERA balloon up to 4.84 for the season. As of now, Wada's spot on the rotation is secure, as Coach Maddon asserted he's not thinking about pulling Wada from the rotation.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 4 weeks ago

Wada struggled against Washington on Friday night, allowing five runs on nine hits, walking two and striking out just one over 3.2 innings of a 7-5 loss.

Wada (0-1, 4.19 ERA) had enjoyed some success after coming off the disabled list in late May, but he wasn't fooling anyone in this one and departed after the Nationals had built a 5-1 lead in the fourth inning. He doesn't have overpowering stuff so when his location isn't sharp he can be very vulnerable, making him best served as a match-up option in deeper fantasy leagues.