Tsuyoshi Wada

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Tsuyoshi Wada MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
5-5 3.36 101.2 88 1.25

Tsuyoshi Wada Bio

  • Full Name: Tsuyoshi Wada
  • Pronunciation: Sue-yo-she Wah-duh
  • Nickname: Dr. K
  • Born: 2/21/1981 in Izumo, Japan
  • College: Waseda University, JPN
  • Debut: July 8, 2014
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
MLB Career Stats 5 5 3.36 21 20 0 101.2 88 1.25

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Awards

Tsuyoshi Wada Awards

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Iowa PCL

PCL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Iowa PCL

PCL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
04/14/2014 Iowa PCL

Tsuyoshi Wada Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
October 19, 2015 Iowa Cubs released LHP Tsuyoshi Wada.
October 14, 2015 Chicago Cubs sent LHP Tsuyoshi Wada outright to Iowa Cubs.
October 11, 2015 Chicago Cubs designated LHP Tsuyoshi Wada for assignment.
October 7, 2015 Chicago Cubs reassigned LHP Tsuyoshi Wada to the minor leagues.
September 1, 2015 Chicago Cubs recalled LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from Iowa Cubs.
August 3, 2015 Chicago Cubs optioned LHP Tsuyoshi Wada to Iowa Cubs.
July 11, 2015 Chicago Cubs sent LHP Tsuyoshi Wada on a rehab assignment to Iowa Cubs.
July 6, 2015 Chicago Cubs sent LHP Tsuyoshi Wada on a rehab assignment to Tennessee Smokies.
June 28, 2015 Tsuyoshi Wada roster status changed by Chicago Cubs.
May 18, 2015 Chicago Cubs activated LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from the 15-day disabled list.
April 17, 2015 Chicago Cubs sent LHP Tsuyoshi Wada on a rehab assignment to Iowa Cubs.
April 5, 2015 Chicago Cubs placed LHP Tsuyoshi Wada on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2015. Mild left groin strain.
July 23, 2014 Chicago Cubs recalled LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from Iowa Cubs.
July 9, 2014 Chicago Cubs optioned LHP Tsuyoshi Wada to Iowa Cubs.
July 8, 2014 Chicago Cubs recalled Tsuyoshi Wada from Iowa Cubs.
June 22, 2014 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from Iowa Cubs.
June 22, 2014 Chicago Cubs optioned Tsuyoshi Wada to Iowa Cubs.
April 2, 2014 LHP Tsuyoshi Wada assigned to Iowa Cubs.
March 24, 2014 Chicago Cubs signed free agent LHP Tsuyoshi Wada to a minor league contract.
March 23, 2014 Chicago Cubs released LHP Tsuyoshi Wada.
January 24, 2014 Chicago Cubs signed free agent LHP Tsuyoshi Wada to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2013 LHP Tsuyoshi Wada elected free agency.
September 30, 2013 Baltimore Orioles recalled LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from Norfolk Tides.
June 14, 2013 Baltimore Orioles optioned Tsuyoshi Wada to Norfolk Tides.
May 16, 2013 Baltimore Orioles sent LHP Tsuyoshi Wada on a rehab assignment to Norfolk Tides.
April 4, 2013 Tsuyoshi Wada roster status changed by Baltimore Orioles.
March 31, 2013 Baltimore Orioles placed LHP Tsuyoshi Wada on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 22, 2013. Left elbow surgery.
November 2, 2012 Baltimore Orioles activated LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from the 60-day disabled list.
May 7, 2012 Baltimore Orioles transferred LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
April 19, 2012 sent LHP Tsuyoshi Wada on a rehab assignment to Norfolk Tides.
April 4, 2012 Baltimore Orioles placed LHP Tsuyoshi Wada on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 28, 2012. left elbow impingement
December 14, 2011 Baltimore Orioles signed free agent LHP Tsuyoshi Wada.

Tsuyoshi Wada Bio Info

Played for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League in Nippon Professional Baseball for nine seasons before signing with the Orioles as a non-drafted free agent, December 14, 2011.

2014

Tsuyoshi made 13 starts for Chicago and went 4-4 with a 3.25 ERA (25 ER/69.1 IP) in his first career major league action...Began the year with Triple-A Iowa, and was named a Pacific Coast League All-Star before finishing the season with the Cubs...Allowed two or fewer runs in nine of his 13 starts for the Cubs, including six-straight outings, July 28-August 24, in which he went 4-0 with a 1.96 ERA (8 ER/36.2 IP)...Surrendered two or fewer walks in 11 of his 13 starts...Struck out 57 batters, good for an average of 7.4 strikeouts per 9.0 innings, and allowed just 19 walks (2.5 per 9.0 IP)...Went 4-1 with a 2.91 ERA (14 ER/43.1 IP) in eight home starts...Was 0-3 with a 3.81 ERA (11 ER/26.0 IP) in five road outings...Left-handed hitters batted .184 (9-for-49) off him...Right-handed batters hit .270 (58-for-215)...Limited opponents to a .159 average (10-for-63) with runners in scoring position...Selected to the Cubs 40-man roster, June 22, and remained with Iowa...Made his major league debut, July 8 in Cincinnati, in the nightcap of a twinbill...Allowed one unearned run in 5.0 innings and did not garner a decision in the 6-5 setback...Optioned back to Iowa post-game...Became the first Japanese-born player to start a game for the Cubs...Recalled to Chicago, July 23...Allowed five runs in 4.0 innings vs. San Diego...Earned his first career major league victory, July 28 vs. Colorado...Allowed one run in 7.0 innings in the 4-1 win...August 24 vs. Baltimore, allowed only one hit (a seventh-inning leadoff homer to Steve Pearce) in 6.1 innings as the Cubs topped the Orioles, 2-1...Became the first Cubs rookie in two decades to take a no-hitter into the seventh and earn a victory ... that was previously done by Kevin Foster against the Cardinals in 1994...Went 10-6 with a 2.77 ERA (35 ER/113.2 IP) in 19 games (18 starts) with Iowa...Walked just 28 and struck out 120...Named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for April 3-13...Finished April with a 3-1 record and a 0.68 ERA (2 ER/26.1 IP), striking out 29 hitters and walking just three...Led the PCL with a 0.65 WHIP and a .156 opponents' batting average, and was named the Minor League Pitcher of the Month by the organization.

2013

After missing the 2012 campaign while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Tsuyoshi was activated from the disabled list, June 14, and went on to make 19 starts for Triple-A Norfolk ... posted a 1.43 ERA (6 ER/37.2 IP) in his final six outings, July 31-August 31 ... Placed on the disabled list, March 22, and continued his recovery from surgery prior to his activation, June 14 ... All told, was 5-6 with a 4.03 ERA (46 ER/102.2 IP) in his 19 outings with Norfolk ... walked 35 and struck out 80 ... Struck out career-high 10, July 31 at Pawtucket.

2012 Injured his left elbow in spring training and was placed on the DL, 3/28 ... Had "Tommy John" surgery, 5/11, performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum and missed the entire season 2011 Went 16-5 with a 1.51 ERA (184.2IP, 31ER) in 26 games for Softbank, his 9th season with the Hawks ... Posted a career-high 23 Quality Starts ... Named to the Nippon Professional Baseball All-Star Team ... On August 3, became the fastest NPB left-hander to win 100 career games ... Set career-highs in ERA, CG (4), SHO (2), IP, HR allowed (7) and WHIP (1.00) ... Struck out 4.2 batters per walk allowed, setting a new career-high. 2010 Named the NPB Most Valuable Player as he led the league with 17 wins...Named to the Nippon Professional Baseball All-Star Team...Tied career-high with 169 strikeouts. 2009 Went 4-5 with a 4.06 ERA (84.1IP, 38ER) in 15 games (13GS)...Set new career-high with 9.3 strikeouts per 9.0 innings. 2008 Pitched in the Beijing Olympic Games...Went 8-8 with a 3.61 ERA (162.0IP, 65ER) in 23 games started for Softbank. 2007 Went 12-10 with a 2.82 ERA (182.IP, 57ER) in 26 starts. 2006 Helped Japan win the World Baseball Classic...Went 14-6 for Softbank, posting a 2.98 ERA (163.1IP, 54ER) in 24 games. 2005 Went 12-8 with a 3.27 ERA (181.2IP, 66ER) in 25 games. 2004 Went 10-6 with career-high 4.35 ERA (128.1IP, 62ER) in his sophomore campaign...Named to the Nippon Professional Baseball All-Star Team...Won a bronze medal as part of Team Japan in the Athens Olympic Games. 2003 Named Pacific League Rookie of the Year after going 14-5 with a 3.38 ERA (189.0IP, 71ER) and career-high 195 strikeouts in 26 games...Named to the Nippon Professional Baseball All-Star Team.