Skip to content

Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada agrees to be sent to minors

Jun 15, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

wada getty Getty Images

Tsuyoshi Wada hasn’t thrown a pitch for the Orioles since signing a two-year, $8.15 million contract with the club in December of 2011. And while he is now fully recovered from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow, he’s still not ready to join the big club.

After Wada posted a miserable 8.14 ERA and 20/13 K/BB ratio in 24 1/3 innings over six rehab starts with Triple-A Norfolk, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that the Orioles were able to get his consent to accept a minor league assignment. It’s not unusual for pitchers to struggle with their command and control after Tommy John surgery, so the hope is that the 32-year-old returns to form and becomes an option for the Orioles’ rotation at some point during the second half.

Wada posted a 1.51 ERA in 185 innings in 2011 for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League prior to signing with the Orioles. His contract with Baltimore includes a $5 million option for next season.

  1. sabatimus - Jun 15, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    I’m reasonably certain that Wada could remember how many outs there were when coming in as a pinch runner in the 9th fricking evening.

    • sabatimus - Jun 15, 2013 at 8:06 PM

      *inning. Wow that was bad. Don’t make me pinch run.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Teams searching for trade deadline impact
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. H. Street (3786)
  2. C. Lee (2974)
  3. H. Ramirez (2812)
  4. T. Tulowitzki (2724)
  5. Y. Puig (2608)
  1. C. Headley (2546)
  2. T. Walker (2495)
  3. B. Belt (2441)
  4. M. Trout (2236)
  5. D. Price (2195)