Tsuyoshi Wada RP CHC 26 Days

Cubs signed RHP Tsuyoshi Wada to a minor league contract.

Wada was given his release by the Cubs on Sunday after it was obvious he wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster, but it didn't take long for the two sides to work out a new deal. The 33-year-old has dealt with injuries and disappointment since coming over to the states, but he'll provide some organizational rotation depth for Chicago.

Tsuyoshi Wada RP CHC 27 Days

Cubs released RHP Tsuyoshi Wada.

The 33-year-old hurler disappointed this spring, posting an 11.12 ERA, 2.65 WHIP and 7/5 K/BB ratio over 5 2/3 innings. He's still talented, but the inconsistent results and long history of injuries could dissuade other teams from giving him a shot.

Tsuyoshi Wada RP CHC 4 Months

Cubs signed RHP Tsuyoshi Wada to a minor league contract.

The Cubs plan to use Wada out of the rotation. Wada signed a two-year, $8 million deal with the Orioles but he never contributed as he underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Wada threw 102 2/3 innings with Triple-A Norfolk this past season, compiling a 4.03 ERA with 80 strikeouts and 35 walks.

Tsuyoshi Wada RP CHC 5 Months

The Orioles have no interest in retaining free agent left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada.

Baltimore declined Wada's $5 million option for the 2014 season earlier this month. "I think that the Wada chapter is over with the Orioles," Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said. "We're sorry that it didn't work out but it's time to move on." Wada never pitched for the club after signing a two-year, $8.15 million pact. Wada had Tommy John surgery early in 2012 and spent 2013 in Triple-A.

Tsuyoshi Wada RP CHC 6 Months

Orioles declined LHP Tsuyoshi Wada's $5 million option for the 2014 season.

It ends a strange two years for the 32-year-old, who signed with the Orioles but never threw a pitch in Baltimore. Wada had Tommy John surgery early in 2012 and spent much of this year getting back into form, finishing with a 4.03 ERA over 19 starts with the Orioles' Triple-A Norfolk affiliate. The O's may still try to re-sign the lefty, but likely to a minor league deal and certainly not at $5 million next season.

Tsuyoshi Wada RP CHC 6 Months

The Orioles are expected to decline Tsuyoshi Wada's $5 million option for 2014.

The 32-year-old Japanese southpaw signed a two-year, $8.14 million contract before the start of the 2012 season, but never threw a pitch for the Orioles after having to undergo Tommy John surgery. They remain interested in bringing him back on a minor league deal.

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Tsuyoshi Wada will not be added to the Orioles' roster.

Wada is recovered from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, but he struggled this summer at Triple-A Norfolk and the O's have no use for him. He signed a two-year, $8.15 million contract with Baltimore before the start of the 2012 season but has not made an appearance in the major leagues. The 32-year-old lefty holds a $5 million option for 2014.

Tsuyoshi Wada RP CHC 8 Months

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that the club hasn't decided whether to call up Tsuyoshi Wada in September.

Showalter said they are considering keeping Wada in Sarasota in an effort to keep him busy. The 32-year-old left-hander has a 4.28 ERA over 18 starts with Triple-A Norfolk.

Tsuyoshi Wada RP CHC 8 Months

Tsuyoshi Wada allowed just one run over seven innings Monday in a start with Triple-A Norfolk.

Wada scattered five hits and one walk, fanning three. He has allowed a total of one run over his last three starts for Norfolk and could soon get a look at the big league level. The left-hander signed a two-year, $8.15 million contract prior the start of the 2012 season but underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery before getting a chance to pitch for the Orioles.

Tsuyoshi Wada RP CHC 9 Months

Tsuyoshi Wada allowed seven earned runs over five innings Thursday in a start at Triple-A Norfolk.

It was a disastrous outing for the rehabbing left-hander, who yielded 13 hits and a walk and made it to only 78 pitches. Wada will have to fare well on the farm before the Orioles consider trying him in their starting rotation. He underwent Tommy John surgery last May, shortly after signing a two-year, $8.15 million free agent deal.