ALEX WOOD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Alex Wood to undergo elbow procedure, out eight weeks

The injury bug plaguing the Los Angeles Dodgers has officially mutated into super bacteria status. According to a report by Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Dodgers lefty Alex Wood will undergo an elbow debridement procedure and is expected to miss the next eight weeks of action. Wood has been on the shelf since late May with ongoing soreness in his pitching...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Alex Wood Is Finding His Strikeouts Again

Just before the trade deadline, the Braves, Marlins, and Dodgers struck a big deal, at least in terms of quantity of players and money being moved around; 13 players changed uniforms, and when the dust settled, the Dodgers came away with a trio of pitchers to upgrade their staff: starters Alex Wood and Mat Latos, along with reliever Jim Johnson. While they had been a heavily-rumored...
Via Fangraphs
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Wood continues dominance, as expectations grow

Alex Wood has become an integral part of the Atlanta Braves rotation, and he’s only 23 years old. It’s always a gamble drafting a player who was only a few years removed from Tommy John surgery, but it seems to be paying off. Last season, Wood was dominant in the games he started, going 3-3 […]
Via Baseball Essential
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Padres bombard Wood, beat Braves handily

ATLANTA -- The San Diego Padres entered Friday's game against the Atlanta Braves averaging 7.03 hits per contest this season. The Padres passed that mark in the third inning, tallied 12 on starter Alex Wood by the fifth inning, and finished with 13 hits on the way to a 5-2 win at Turner Field over the Braves. San Diego is in town for four games. Here are five observations from Atlanta...
Via Fox Sports South
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitcher Profile: Why You Should Never Give Up On Wood

Oh man, it's back to real life!  After an awesome weekend in DC to see my Brewers (I'll share some fun graphics next week), it's back to pitching and back to Wood jokes. And of course I mean the criminally (for a stretch) underrated Alex Wood. Wood starting chucking phenomenally out of the gates, with blistering Ks and ratios.  But when Mike Minor got off the DL and Aaron Harang...
Via Razzball
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Southpaw Wood to rejoin Braves' rotation Wednesday vs. Astros

Well, so much for the Braves walking on eggshells with Alex Wood's much-anticipated return to the starting rotation -- in terms of clearing a spot without bruising any egos. In the wake of Gavin Floyd's significant injury from Thursday (fractured right elbow), Wood will officially assume Floyd's rotation spot next Wednesday (against the Astros), the club announced on Friday. Wood...
Via Fox Sports South
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves news: Braves fight to stay atop of NL East

The Atlanta Braves have been flirting with disaster lately, losing eight of their last fourteen games to drop to 34-29 on the season. The team is currently in the midst of a three-way battle with the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins for the lead in the NL East. Atlanta’s biggest problem in the last few weeks has been the once-resolute bullpen. One of the Braves’ best...
Via isportsweb.com
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves moving Wood to bullpen -- for now

ATLANTA -- The Braves have opted to move Alex Wood to the bullpen -- but only for a week. In a temporary fix for what 's become a loaded rotation, manager Fredi Gonzalez announced Friday that Wood would shift to a reliever role instead of making his scheduled Saturday start vs. the Cubs. Wood will return to the starting staff on May 17 against the Cardinals, then Gonzalez will reevaluate...
Via Fox Sports South
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Wood comes strong, but Braves fall to Nats

Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 2-1 road defeat against the Nationals on Sunday, a sometimes-sloppy game in which Atlanta starter Alex Wood arguably threw just one bad pitch. 1. It must be hard for professional handicappers to enjoy consistent success with day-to-day baseball odds On paper, the Braves must have seemed like prohibitive favorites to sweep the enigmatic...
Via Fox Sports South
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Mound struggles

After finally settling into a comfortable roster once arbitrations were settled, the Atlanta Braves had no idea they would be battling a pitcher shortage as drastic as this.  On March 9th during a Spring Training game against the Mets, starting pitcher, Kris Medlen, was injured.  Days later it was announced that Medlen had torn ligaments and would have to go through a second Tommy...
Via isportsweb.com
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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