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Wada on schedule, making progress


SARASOTA, Fla. -- After undergoing Tommy John surgery in May, Orioles pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada is on a long-toss program, and all reports on the left-hander's progress have been positive.

"From what I've heard, May is about the earliest you'd see him here," manager Buck Showalter said of Wada.

"I like to say he's on schedule, and all along this is where we'd hope so far. But I have not forgotten what he could potentially bring to us. It's pretty good."

Orioles pitchers and catchers will undergo full physicals on Wednesday morning in advance of their first workout, although Showalter said Wada has already seen all the appropriate people. Signed to a two-year, $8.15 million contract last winter, Wada has yet to throw a pitch for the club as his elbow issues date back to last spring.

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