Tsuyoshi Wada signed a big deal to pitch for the Orioles but had Tommy John surgery before ever reaching the majors. The Cubs took a low-risk flyer on him last winter with a minor league deal and it paid off, with the 33-year-old putting up a 3.27 ERA in 13 starts.
Today the Cubs decided to bring him back for another year, this time, understandably, with a major league contract. Carrie Muskat reports that the deal is for $4 million, with a chance for $2 million more in incentives. Wada should be part of the Cubs rotation as the 2015 season begins.