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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wada did not factor in Thursday's decision against the Dodgers, but pitched effectively, allowing just one run and five hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out five.

Wada was in line to pick up the win, but the Dodgers rallied for five runs in the seventh inning. He bounced back nicely after struggling in his previous two starts, although one of them was shortened due to a calf cramp. The crafty lefty has been reliable in general this season, and will make his final start next week against St. Louis.

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Wada labored through 4.1 innings, giving up four earned runs on nine hits and two walks while recording a couple of strikeouts in Friday's 7-3 loss to the Pirates.

This effort was certainly a bit discouraging, as Wada came in sporting an impressive 2.54 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 39:10 K:BB ratio over his previous 46 innings. The 33-year-old native of Japan has mostly been a steady presence in the Cubs' rotation here in the second half of 2014 and will look to get back on track Thursday versus the Dodgers.

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Wada (calf) has been confirmed as Friday's starter against the Pirates.

Wada's last start was cut short after 3.1 innings due to a calf cramp, but there was never any indication that he was in danger of missing his next turn. The lefty had turned in quality starts in four of his last five outings prior to the abbreviated start last week.

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Wada left Friday's game midway through the fourth inning with an apparent injury, the Daily Herald's Bruce Miles reports.

The training staff went out to the mound and after examining Wada, he was removed from the game after giving up two runs on three hits and a walk in 3.1 innings. His velocity had dipped a bit, and beat writers were speculating that he wasn't using his lower half as much in the fourth inning, but there's no official word on the exact injury yet.