Cubs agree to one-year deal with Wada

Chicago, IL ( – The Chicago Cubs and pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada
have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Wada was 4-4 with a 3.25 ERA in 13 starts for the Cubs last season. He began
the year with Triple-A Iowa and was 10-6 with a 2.77 ERA in 19 games, earning
Pacific Coast League All-Star honors, then was promoted to the big leagues in
late July.

The 33-year-old left-hander spent nine seasons in Japan and was 107-61 with a
3.13 ERA in 210 games. He signed with Baltimore in December 2011 and developed
an elbow injury the following spring training that led to Tommy John surgery
in May, then returned to the Orioles’ Triple-A team in Norfolk in June 2013.