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The Baltimore Orioles officially have declined their $5 million option on Japanese starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada for 2014.
Wada, scouted and signed by the Orioles in 2011, has yet to get his American big league career off the starting block as he immediately required elbow re-construction surgery. He has spent the last two seasons recovering and never made a start in the majors.
The Orioles have already committed over $8 million to Wada. He has made just 20 starts with Baltimore’s AAA affiliate the Norfolk Tides. In those starts he has gone 5-7 with an ERA at 4.44.
Wada is officially a free agent but the Orioles may warm up to discussing a lesser contract with him. He is 107-61 with an ERA at 3.13 in the Japanese Pacific League as a starter for the Fukoka SoftBank Hawks.
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It comes as no surprise that the Baltimore Orioles have declined the option year of left-handed pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada for 2014 as NBC Sports’ Drew Silva reports. Wada would have made $5 million in 2014, but he may now test free agency beginning on November 5. Silva cites MASN’s Roch Kubato as the source of the news.
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