Wada not expected to miss a start after early exit

Wada not expected to miss a start after early exit

CHICAGO -- Tsuyoshi Wada, who had to leave Friday's game after 3 1/3 innings because of cramping in his left calf, is not expected to miss a start, Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Saturday.

Wada, who gave up three runs (two earned) on three hits and one walk, said he'd experienced cramping in his legs before when he pitched in Japan. The Cubs are staying with a six-man rotation, so Wada's next start would be Friday against the Pirates.

"I don't see him missing a start," Renteria said.

Catcher Welington Castillo, who was scratched Friday because of lower back tightness, did start Saturday in the regularly scheduled game. The Cubs had to finish Friday's game, which was suspended after 6 1/3 innings because of rain.

Kyuji Fujikawa was fine after a freak accident during batting practice Saturday when catcher John Baker's line drive hit the pitcher on the arm while he was shagging in the outfield. The good news for Baker is that it hit Fujikawa on his left arm. The pitcher is right-handed.

Fujikawa got the final out in the 11th inning of the suspended game, throwing only one pitch to get the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen to pop up.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.