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ALEX WOOD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Three Cuts: Wood silences Pirates' bats; Braves halt 5-game slide

Here are three random, but detailed takes from the Braves' 2-1 victory over the Pirates on Sunday -- Atlanta's first and only win from a brief road swing through Washington and Pittsburgh: 1. Alex Wood made up for his short outing against the Pirates from a few weeks ago -- in quality and quantity Heading into the weekend, Wood had surrendered three or fewer earned runs in 12 of...
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wood sharp as Braves top Pirates 2-1 to end losing streak

PITTSBURGH (AP) Alex Wood pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning to win for the first time in five starts, and the Atlanta Braves edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Sunday. Jace Peterson hit his third homer for the Braves as they ended a season-high, five-game losing streak. Chris Johnson added two hits and Nick Markakis drove in a run. Wood (5-5) scattered five hits and struck...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #94: Alex Wood | SP | ATL

Alex Wood was a second round Amateur Draft pick of the Atlanta Braves just two years ago (2012 draft). Although he was considered the Braves number seven prospect at that time, he wasn’t exactly labeled a blue chip talent. Unlike many “can’t miss” arms, Wood was able to fast track it to the major leagues. A 1.68 ERA and 1.02 with only two home runs against over 123 minor...
Via Baseball Professor
January 28, 2015  |  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

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

Alex Wood headed to minors to be stretched out

getty images The Atlanta Braves are ready to activate Jordan Walden which means someone will be kicked out of the bullpen. The odd man out appears to the Alex Wood. Wood has seen time in the rotation and the bullpen this season. The long-term plan is for the left hander to occupy a rotation spot but the Braves had been trying to limit his innings thus far. Already in June and limited...
Via Tireball.com
June 10, 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

Alex Wood: 2014 Fantasy Sleeper

Is Alex Wood ready to anchor the back of a deep Braves rotation? Growing up in the Philadelphia area, all I ever heard about was how awful the Phillies’ farm system was and how the Atlanta Braves seem to be a factory for talented, young pitchers. This reputation has continued to hold true for both squads with the next Braves’ addition being Alex Wood in 2014. At 6’4, 215 pounds...
Via Baseball Professor
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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