Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 4 days ago

Wada (groin) threw 42 pitches in a simulated game Saturday, as MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Supposedly everything went well...until Wada slipped on a concrete sidewalk after the appearance. He was likely headed to the DL to start the season anyway, but at least he's pitching again. The injury put Wada out of the running for a rotation spot, but he'd probably be first in line if the Cubs need an emergency starter later on this year.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 2 weeks ago

Wada (groin) is out of the running for a rotation spot, as MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports that Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson are the last two contenders remaining for the fifth spot in the Cubs' rotation.

It would have been nice to see a healthy Wada get a shot at the job, but he's had a few lower-body injuries this spring and has been limited to just 1.2 innings. Given that neither Wood nor Jackson has much upside, Wada could still find himself in the rotation in 2015.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 3 weeks ago

Wada started Friday but was removed early because of left groin tightness, the Cubs' official site reports.

Wada was believed to be dealing with a leg injury after pitching Sunday, and it's likely the groin issue that was bothering him. The issue forced him to leave Friday's start early, and could hurt his chances at nabbing a spot in the starting rotation. He underwent a precautionary MRI on his leg, and will be re-evaluated once the results are obtained.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 3 weeks ago

Wada has a bit of discomfort in his left leg, despite pitching a clean inning Sunday, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

It's a different area than the groin issue he dealt with earlier in camp, and it may hold him back in the short term. Continue to monitor his status this spring as it will be important for him to make enough appearances to stake a claim to the No. 5 starter spot to start the season.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 1 month ago

Wada (hamstring) threw a live batting practice Saturday with no ill effects, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports. "I thought he threw the ball really well," manager Joe Maddon said.

It looks like Wada's sore hamstring is not going to prevent him from making a run at a rotation spot this spring.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 1 month ago

Wada (hamstring) is scheduled to throw a side session Wednesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Wada missed a Sunday's side session with a tight hamstring, but the injury does not appear to be serious.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 1 month ago

Wada is being held back from early spring training work due to a hamstring injury, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.Wada is expected to compete for one of the spots in the back end of the bullpen out of spring training, but the early setback isn't doing him any favors. He was good for the Cubs last season, posting a 3.25 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with 57 strikeouts over 69.1 innings and 13 games. He has to battle with the likes of Jacob Turner, Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson for the final spot in the rotation behind Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 5 months ago

Wada agreed to terms for the 2015 season with the Cubs on Monday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

Wada was impressive at both the Triple-A and major league level last season. In 13 games with the Cubs, he posted a 3.25 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with 57 strikeouts over 69.1 innings on his way to a 4-4 record. The 33-year-old will likely keep a spot in the Cubs' rotation in 2015.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 6 months ago

Wada will in fact start Saturday's game against the Brewers, MLB.com's Aaron Leibowitz reports.

The Cubs were expected to shut down Wada for the season following his Sept. 18 start against the Dodgers, but manager Rick Renteria ended up reserving course, moving Edwin Jackson back to the bullpen to allow the lefty to make one more start. Wada will look to put the finishing touches on his excellent second-half showing with the Cubs, as he carries a 4-3 record, 3.22 ERA and 1.19 WHIP into Saturday's outing.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 6 months ago

Wada will not pitch again this season, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

Wada allowed just one run on five hits over five innings of work, also striking out five in his final start Thursday, but didn't pick up a decision. He hasn't gone further than five innings in any of his last three starts, and was dealing with a calf issue, though neither are likely related to his early shutdown.