43 years old, more than Oh Seung-hwan, renews his contract of 1.8 billion won, up 300 million won from 22 years of left-hander Wada, and forgets his age of eight wins in 100 innings

December 27, 2023 | by

His salary increased in his 22nd year of joining the club.

Softbank Hawks left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada was born in February 1981. He is the second oldest player in the Japanese pro baseball, who will turn 43 in two months. Yakult Swallows left-hander Masanori Ishikawa was born in January 1980, the oldest ever. The two players have successfully renewed their contracts and will throw them as active players next year.

Wada has 158 wins (87 losses) in 326 matches and Ishikawa 185 wins (185 losses) in 533 matches. Both players aim to achieve “200 wins” in their career.

A graduate of Waseda University, Wada received the first pick of the 2003 rookie draft. He made his debut wearing a Daie Hawks uniform, the predecessor of Softbank.

In his first professional year, he pitched 14-5 with an ERA of 3.38.189 innings, striking out 195 and throwing eight complete games. That year, Wada became the Rookie of the Year award, and his team lifted the Jaffan Series trophy.

Hanshin Tigers and Japan Series. He started as the third starting pitcher after ace Kazumi Saito and Toshiya Sugiuchi. He allowed one run in six innings in Game 3, and two runs in nine innings in Game 7. He has been strong since his rookie season. He played for Japan at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2006 World Baseball Classic in Japan. 헤라카지노

He had 17 wins (eight losses) in 2010 and 15 wins (five losses) in 2016, making him the winner of most games. He tried to enter the Major League, but failed.

He was a member of the Baltimore Orioles from 2012 to 2013. Due to injury, he failed to play in major league games. He moved to the Chicago Cubs from 2014 to 2015, and pitched in 21 games. He won five games and lost four, with an ERA of 3.36. After four years in the U.S., he moved to Softbank

It’s back.

Wada was the last Softbank player to renew his contract on Saturday. Wada will be paid 200 million yen next year, up 35 million yen from this year. His salary will be the highest since 400 million yen in 2018.

The multi-year contract of 400 million yen per year ended in 2018 and received 100 million yen in 2019. Since then, it has continued to rise. It received 150 million yen in 2021-2022 and 165 million yen in 2023.

Wada said, “I heard from the club that I was grateful for my good performance as a veteran.”

In his 21st year as a pro, he started 21 games and pitched 100 innings. He had eight wins and six losses with an ERA of 3.24. He pitched in three-digit innings for the first time in seven years since 2016. He ranked second in multiple wins after Kohei Arihara (10 wins and five losses) who returned from the Major League. Softbank ranked third in the Pacific League. It stopped at the first stage of the Climax Series due to the runner-up Chiba Lotte Marines.

Now the 22nd season awaits.

Meanwhile, Ishikawa re-signed his annual salary for 67.5 million yen (about 620 million won). This is a reduction of 22.5 million yen from 90 million yen. This year, he had two wins and five losses with an ERA of 3.98.


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