Tsuyoshi Wada P CHC 4 Days

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.

Tsuyoshi Wada P CHC 4 Days

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.

Tsuyoshi Wada P CHC 11 Days

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.

Tsuyoshi Wada P CHC 17 Days

Wada allowed three earned runs and gave up five hits and three walks, while striking out three in six innings Saturday against the Cardinals, to pick up the loss.

Prior to Saturday's loss, Wada picked up the win in three straight starts. Wada has been solid thus far in his major league career as he sports a 2.79 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP in nine starts.

Tsuyoshi Wada P CHC 23 Days

Wada went 6.1 strong innings in Sunday's winning decision against Baltimore, allowing just one hit (a solo home run) and one walk.

Wada shut down the Orioles, collecting eight strikeouts on his way to his fourth win of the season. He's now allowed two or fewer earned runs in six consecutive starts, and he'll take a 2.56 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 41:11 K:BB ratio (in 45.2 innings) into Saturday's road start in St. Louis.

Tsuyoshi Wada P CHC 28 Days

Wada (3-1) blanked the Giants over five innings Tuesday, earning the victory when the game was called on account of rain following the top of the fifth inning. He struck out three batters and gave up six hits and no walks.

Wada scored a cheap complete-game shutout after a downpour in the fifth inning resulted in a four-hour, 34-minute delay before the grounds crew deemed the field unplayable. He's cruised to wins in three straight games, and in tandem with fellow starter Kyle Hendricks, Wada has done an admirable job of replacing Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel in the team's rotation.

Tsuyoshi Wada P CHC 1 Month

Wada turned in another nice effort, surrendering two earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six across a half-dozen frames versus the Rays on Friday afternoon.

Now five starts into his MLB career, Wada has put up mostly solid results since being called up from Triple-A Iowa back on July 8. Across 27.2 innings for the Cubs, the 33-year-old southpaw from Japan has posted a 3.25 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.1 K/9. Wada is slated to be back on the mound Wednesday against the Brewers.

Tsuyoshi Wada P CHC 2 Months

Tsuyoshi Wada allowed just one run over seven innings to beat the Rockies on Monday.

Well, technically it was the Rockies, though it's little more than a skeleton crew at the moment. Wada allowed five hits, walked one and struck out six in a much better outing than the one he had last week against the Padres. He's still a weak play in NL-only leagues right now.

Tsuyoshi Wada P CHC 2 Months

Tsuyoshi Wada took a loss Wednesday after giving up five runs in four innings versus the Padres.

The Padres had scored six runs in six games coming into this one, making Wada's performance even more discouraging. He's certainly not going to miss enough bats to afford the four walks he issued tonight. If he's not better next time out against the Rockies, he could be looking at a quick hook from the Cubs rotation.

Tsuyoshi Wada P CHC 2 Months

Cubs recalled LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from Triple-A Iowa.

Wada will start on Wednesday against the Padres. The left-hander fared well in his major league debut prior to the All-Star break, holding the Reds to an unearned run over five innings. He's worth streaming Wednesday in a nice matchup and could carve out some fantasy value in deeper formats.