|Cubs release Tsuyoshi Wada|
by Mike Nester of NorthsidersReport.com, March 23, 2014 at 6:07 pm ET
Tsuyoshi Wada Profile
The Cubs released LHP Tsuyoshi Wada on Sunday giving the former Japanese League star his unconditional release.
Signed in December, Wada appeared in three games for the Cubs this spring, allowing seven earned runs on 10 hits and five walks in 5.2 innings.
Wada spent 2013 at AAA Norfolk (5-6 4.03 ERA, 102 IP, 19 starts), pitching in the Orioles organization after inking a two-year $8.15 million deal with Baltimore. He missed the 2012 season after Tommy John surgery. Wada pitched for nine seasons in the Japanese League, throwing 1,444 innings with a 8.3 K/9 with a 2.5 BB/9. Baltimore declined their $5 million option for 2014, making Wada a free agent.