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Cincinnati Reds’ third offseason priority – make the Blake Wood decision

The Cincinnati Reds had a whole season to watch Blake Wood and now they need to decide where he fits into their plans. This year Blake Wood was the only strikeout specialist for the Cincinnati Reds during much of the season.  He was brought into games, usually in high leverage situations, often in the middle of […] Cincinnati Reds’ third offseason priority – make the Blake...
Via Blog Red Machine
October 20, 2016

Reds activate pitcher Iglesias, put Wood on paternity list

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Cincinnati Reds have activated right-hander Raisel Iglesias and placed righty reliever Blake Wood on the paternity list. The Cuban-born Iglesias went on the 15-day disabled list May 1 with a right shoulder impingement. He just completed a rehab assignment, pitching one inning in his most recent appearance Saturday with Double-A Pensacola. Iglesias, who...
Via Associated Press
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Hometown boy Wood delivers out of 'pen in win

With family and friends in attendance at Turner Field, Reds reliever Blake Wood toed the rubber Monday night looking to slow down a Braves' offense that tallied seven runs through the game's first five innings.
June 14, 2016

Wood carving out role for himself in 'pen

Blake Wood knew his stats from Spring Training were less than impressive. He also knew he wasn't worried about them. He was confident he would be ready for his first season with the Reds' organization.
April 09, 2016

Mixed Bag

Blake Wood Redux - Jason Adam is having another tough start to AA this season and the more that I watch him I'm reminded of a big bodied former Royals minor league starter who struggled at AA. Jason has a couple similar problems to Blake in that he has trouble controlling the running game while also not throwing his change up with conviction or well enough to get advanced hitters...
Via Pine Tar Press
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians activate Jason Giambi, send Blake Wood to AAA

The Indians started the season with two players on the disabled list that were mainstays of the 2013 Wild Card team; center fielder Michael Bourn and DH Jason Giambi. Manager Terry Francona and GM Chris Antonetti decided to go with an extra bullpen arm early in the season with Nyjer Morgan keeping Bourn’s spot in center warm. Then again, Francona always loves having extra guys...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Terry Francona Informs Pitcher Mid-Inning That He Made Indians Roster

Few pitchers have been happier to be pulled in the middle of an inning than Cleveland Indians right-hander Blake Wood was on Monday. Wood was yanked in the seventh inning of the Indians’ 5-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, but manager Terry Francona had a little surprise for the hurler when he came out to the mound. Francona and Indians general manager Chris Antonetti had already...
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Terry Francona told Blake Wood he made the Indians on the mound

This was a cool moment and classic Tito. He tells Blake Wood that he made club as he takes him out a few days ago. — Mark Shapiro (@MarkShapiro) March 28, 2014
Via The Outside Corner
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Wood finds out he made Indians roster in unique way

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- There are a variety of ways in which players have found out they have made an Opening Day roster for the first time. Not many though have found out like Indians pitcher Blake Wood. It was during a pitching change in the seventh inning of Monday's spring training game against the Reds that the 28-year-old right-hander found out he earned a spot. "When I went to...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

After Set Back By Injuries, Blake Wood is Ready to Contribute

The Cleveland Indians open the 2014 season with new expectations despite many questions. The Indians’ 25-man roster will look different than the group that won 92 games and lost the American League Wild Card game to the Tampa Bay Rays. While the roster may change and the expectations grow, Cleveland will need answer many questions this spring before opening the season in Oakland...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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