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BLAKE WOOD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blake Wood

BLAKE WOOD RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: August 8, 1985Height: 6’5″Weight: 240Bats: RightThrows: RightDrafted: 3rd round, 77th overall, 2006 (Royals)How Acquired: Minor league free agentHigh School: Northwood (LA) HSAgent: Diamond Sports Management WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Wood is a big guy with good stuff who’s struggled to put it together due to issues...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals claim Blake Wood off waivers

Blake Wood is returning to the organization that selected him in the third round of the 2006 MLB Amateur Draft. The Kansas City Royals have claimed the right handed pitcher off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. The 28-year-old Wood appeared in seven games with the Indians allowing five runs in 6 1/3 innings. He posted a 7/7 K/BB ratio during that span and was placed on waivers...
Via Tireball.com
June 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

Giambi activated, Wood optioned to Columbus

The Cleveland Indians today announced that they have activated designated hitter Jason Giambi from the 15-day disabled list.  To make room on the 25-man roster they have optioned right-handed pitcher Blake Wood to Triple-A Columbus. Giambi has been on the disabled list since March 30 after suffering a right rib fracture on March 7 vs. the Chicago Cubs (hit by pitch).  Giambi...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the 2014 Cleveland Indians opening day roster: Part one

With a new season upon us, it is once again time for me to rank Cleveland's roster from bottom to top. Many of the names are familiar from last year's 92-win playoff season, but there is some new blood (and a noticeable lack of Chris Perez). Today includes players ranked #25 to #13, which means a lot of players projected to receive less playing time (see: relievers and bench players...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Terry Francona Tells Pitcher He Made the Team During Game

Indians pitcher Blake Wood was working into the seventh inning of a spring training game against the Reds this past Monday when manager Terry Francona came out to the mound for a pitching change. However, Tito had another reason for the mound visit—to let the 28-year-old Wood know he had made the team. “When I went to take him out, (catcher Luke) Carlin was coming and I told...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Francona told Blake Wood he made team during mound visit

Monday, Cleveland Indians skipper Terry Francona went to the mound, told Blake Wood he made the team. FOX Sports via Deadspin:"When I went to take him out, (catcher Luke) Carlin was coming and I told him to stay back there a little bit," manager Terry Francona said. "I went out there and asked (Wood) if he ever made the team on the mound? He was like no. I go 'well, you just did...
Via Bob's Blitz
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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