The Cubs made a couple announcements regarding the starting rotation Tuesday and a roster move.
In the wake of the postponement Monday night and Jon Lester pitching only 1 2/3 innings, Lester’s next start has been moved up a day. Lester will start game two of the Giants series on Friday afternoon instead of Saturday.
The Cubs rotation for the next six games, as long as the weather cooperates, is Jake Arrieta (Tuesday), Dan Haren (Wednesday), Jason Hammel (Thursday), Jon Lester (Friday), Kyle Hendricks (Saturday) and Jake Arrieta (Sunday).
The Cubs activated LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Triple-A Iowa. Wada has been pitching with the I-Cubs since July 11 when his rehab assignment was transferred from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa.
Tsuyoshi Wada was placed on the 15-day DL on June 28, retroactive to June 23, with left deltoid inflammation.
In seven starts for the Cubs this season, Wada was 1-1 with a 3.73 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 4.33 FIP. Wada allowed 13 runs on 29 hits with 11 walks and 31 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings. Wada averaged 4 2/3 innings per start.
Wada has started 11 games for the I-Cubs in two stints this year at the Triple-A level. Wada is 3-4 with a 3.54 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. Wada has allowed 30 runs, 24 earned, on 62 hits with 15 walks and 47 strikeouts in 61 innings.
Tsuyoshi Wada was on the Major League reserve roster and occupied a spot on the 40-man roster, which currently stands at 38 players.