[9/29/2016] Tsuyoshi Wada might not be ready for First Stage

Tsuyoshi Wada (left elbow) told reporters on September 29 that based on how he was currently feeling, pitching in the First Stage of the Climax Series might be a little difficult.

Wada was taken off the active roster on September 23. He resumed playing catch on September 28. He is taking things slow right now because he is afraid of moving too fast.

Source: Sponichi 9/29/2016

[UPDATE 10/1 @ 1:38am]

If Wada is unable to make the First Stage, the Hawks could go with the following starting pitchers: Kodai Senga, Shota Takeda, and Rick van den Hurk.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/30/2016

[UPDATE 10/11 @ 4:05am]

As of October 10, Wada has not yet tossed a bullpen session. He did play long catch at a maximum of about sixty meters.

Source: Daily Sports 10/10/2016

[UPDATE 10/12 @ 6:45am]

Wada is not expected to get a start during the Final Stage of the Climax Series. He will still travel with the team to Sapporo.

Source: Daily Sports 10/11/2016, Sports Hochi 10/11/2016

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