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Tigers release Travis Wood

The Tigers announced this morning that they’ve given lefty Travis Wood his unconditional release. Wood, 31, had been in camp on a minor league contract trying to make the big league pitching staff, but those hopes were dashed when he suffered a torn ACL while executing a rundown in his first start of the spring.Wood signed a two-year, $12MM deal with the Royals last offseason but...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Travis Wood diagnosed with torn ACL

The Tigers announced this morning that veteran left-hander Travis Wood, who is in camp on a minor league deal and competing for a roster spot, has been diagnosed with a torn ACL and medial meniscus in his left knee. Wood suffered the injury yesterdaywhen executing a rundown in his Tigers debut. He’s weighing surgical options at present, per MLB.com’s Jason Beck (Twitter link).The...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
18 days ago  |  Discuss

AL Central notes: Travis Wood sprains knee; Logan Morrison's impact on Twins

The Tigers announced that lefty Travis Wood, who is in camp as a non-roster invitee, left his debut with a sprained left knee today. Wood suffered the injury in a rundown and, per MLive.com’s Evan Woodbery, was “writhing on the ground” before eventually managing to limp off the field (Twitter link). Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press tweets that Wood was on crutches in the...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
19 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Crossbow accident leaves Wood with mangled finger

If hunting with a crossbow is your thing, you might want to take what happened to Detroit Tigers pitcher Travis Wood as a friendly reminder to always put safety first.When pitchers and catchers arrived at spring training this week, Wood revealed to reporters that he suffered a nasty finger injury in a crossbow accident about a month ago. As Chris McCosky of the Detroit News notes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 16, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: Padres sign former All-Star Jered Weaver

It was reported earlier this month that the San Diego Padres were interested in adding a veteran pitcher to their rotation. Jered Weaver was included in that report, as was fellow veteran Travis Wood.Once Wood agreed to sign with the Kansas City Royals, it became increasingly evident that Weaver — a Southern California guy — would sign with the San Diego Padres.That apparently happened...
Via Sportsnaut
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

The Problem With Starting Travis Wood

Yesterday, the Royals reportedly agreed to a two year, $12 million contract with free agent left-hander Travis Wood, helping round out a pitching staff that needed some additional depth due to the tragic loss of Yordano Ventura. Wood had several other suitors, and in order to help convince him to come to Kansas City, it appears that the team has offered him a chance to compete for...
Via Fangraphs
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Padres considering signing Travis Wood or Jered Weaver

Looking to bolster their starting rotation, the San Diego Padres reportedly have turned their focus to veterans Jered Weaver and Travis Wood. The name mentioned last is interesting enough to mention. Jake Peavy has an unquestioned history with the Padres. He pitched in San Diego from 2002-09, was the ace of the NL West champions in 2005 and 2006 and won the National League Cy Young...
Via Sportsnaut
February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wood talks about his remarkable catch in left field

Travis Wood discusses his 7th inning catch in the Cubs' 7-6 win in 12 innings against the Mariners on Sunday night.
Via CSN Chicago
August 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Travis Wood: Trustworthy Bullpen Linchpin, or Flash in the Bullpen Pan?

Last season, an emergent Travis Wood played a huge role in the Cubs’ mid-season bullpen revival. A unit that staggered out of the gate turned into one of the league’s best for (most of) the rest of the season, and one of the key turning points was Wood’s demotion into a relief role in mid-May. […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Pitching woes continue

Believed to be a strength heading into this season, the Chicago Cubs bullpen and backend of the starting rotation has been disappointing as of late. After Sunday’s loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cubs are back at .500 for the first time since 2-2 on April 11th. The bullpen didn’t start the season poorly, but a few injuries here and there, and the regression and underperforming...
Via isportsweb.com
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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