Tsuyoshi Wada signs for $8.15M

Updated: December 14, 2011, 8:45 PM ET
Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles have signed Japanese left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada to a $8.15 million, two-year contract.

The 30-year-old Wada is expected to enhance a pitching staff that finished last in the majors with a 4.89 ERA. The contract includes a club option for 2014.

Upon taking over as vice president of baseball operations last month, Dan Duquette promised to make international scouting a priority and improve the pitching staff. Wada becomes the second Japanese native to ...

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