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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.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 4 Months

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.

Tsuyoshi Wada SP CHC 4 Months

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.

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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.

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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 SP CHC 5 Months

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.