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Travis Wood has developed into one of the top young starters
in the game since joining the Chicago Cubs. The 26-year-old – who was recently selected
to his first All-Star Game – told Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago that he’d love to
sign an extension with the Cubs that would allow him to “be a part of the core
group and stay around Chicago for a while.”
“Theo and Jed and them are moving in the right direction,”
Wood said. “We’ve got a great group of guys there, and everybody plays hard and
as of late we’ve played solid ball. ... I’d love to be a part of the core group
and stay around Chicago for a while, but that’s out of my hands. So I just take
the ball every time they give it to me and try to help the team win.”
Wood could be one of the next young Cubs’ players in line
for a new contract. The team recently extended up-and-coming position players
Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro.
The Cubs acquired Wood and Dave Sappelt from the Cincinnati
Reds in December of 2011 in the trade involving reliever Sean Marshall. After
posting an ERA and WHIP of 4.27 and 1.199 over 26 starts last season, Wood’s
been even better in 2013, maintaining marks of 2.79 and 1.035. The left-hander
is getting ready to enter his first year of arbitration eligibility, and he won’t
hit the free agent market until after the 2016 season.
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