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Travis Wood | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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The Cubs may trade Travis Wood before spring training opens in a few weeks, according to David Kaplan of CSN Chicago.
Kaplan is of the belief that the Cubs are making a run at free agent James Shields, a move that would likely push Wood out of the starting rotation. It's unclear what they might get for the soon-to-be 28-year-old after he posted a 5.03 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 31 starts last year. He was an All-Star in 2013, though, so a club might be willing to take a chance on a comeback. Feb 4 - 11:25 PM

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Cubs and LHP Travis Wood avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.685 million contract.

It's a substantial raise for Wood even though he's coming off a disappointing season. The left-hander is a good bet to bounce back, however, following last year's 5.03 ERA.
Jan 16 - 2:39 PM

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Phillies are "one of several teams" that have asked the Cubs about Travis Wood.

It's not clear whether the talks got anywhere, though Wittenmyer notes that the Cubs "like" Ben Revere so it's possible he could be part of a deal involving Wood. The left-hander is coming off a down season and is due another raise in arbitration, but the Phillies need rotation help and Wood is a solid innings-eater.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 09:46:00 AM

Travis Wood was tagged for seven runs -- six earned -- in five innings Monday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Wood isn't expected to start again this season, so unless he gets into a game in relief, he'll finish up with a 5.03 ERA. It's a far cry from last year's 3.11 mark, and the Cubs have to already be debating whether it's going to be worth keeping him around as they seek to upgrade their rotation this winter. Unfortunately, he's not going to have much trade value at all.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 11:14:00 PM

Travis Wood will make his final start of the 2014 season on Monday when the Cubs host the Cardinals.

Fantasy owners who are looking to stream pitchers over the final week of the season should note that Wood is no longer scheduled for two starts. Kyle Hendricks, who starts on Tuesday, will start the season finale against the Brewers in Milwaukee on Sunday.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 11:37:00 AM

Travis Wood tossed six scoreless innings, allowing three hits, against the Reds on Monday.

Wood's two best starts since the All-Star break have both come against that motley crew the Reds are currently calling their lineup. He lowered his ERA from 5.03 to 4.86 tonight. Next up is a start against the Dodgers, which probably won't be so easy.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 11:27:00 PM

Travis Wood lasted just 1 2/3 innings Sunday, allowing seven runs on nine hits in a loss to the Pirates.

Wood had trouble keeping the ball in the yard, as three of the nine hits against him went for homers. The loss continued a bad trend for the southpaw, as he's earned just one win since the middle of June. Wood is now 8-12 with a 5.15 ERA. He'll get a shot at redemption when the Cubs take on the Pirates next weekend.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 06:49:00 PM

Travis Wood exited after 4 2/3 innings Sunday, allowing four runs in a no-decision against the Cardinals.

Wood was staked to a five-run lead early, but the Cardinals worked him for four runs in his final two innings, including three in the fifth inning. Matt Holliday's RBI double eventually chased Wood before he could qualify for the win, and the Cardinals came back to win the game late. Wood remains 8-11 with a 4.81 ERA. He'll take on the Pirates on Saturday.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 06:48:00 PM

Travis Wood fired six shutout innings against the Reds on Tuesday, resulting in his eighth win of the season.

Tuesday's performance was the best Wood has pitched in over two months. It was a welcome sight, as the lefty limited the Reds to two hits and a walk while striking out five on a rainy evening. Wood has a 4.72 ERA, a 1.48 WHIP, and a 131/67 K/BB ratio, which he'll bring into Sunday's road start against the Cardinals.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 10:55:00 PM

Travis Wood was saddled with his 11th loss of the season after allowing four runs in six innings as the Cubs were defeated by the Giants on Thursday.

Wood suffered a death by a thousand paper cuts, as the Giants scored exactly one run in four of his six innings. Overall, the lefty yielded eight hits -- including a two-run home run to Buster Posey -- while walking one and striking out six. Wood will take a 4.91 ERA and a 126/66 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's road start against the Reds.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 12:33:00 AM

Travis Wood allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Mets.

Wood only made one mistake, but it was a big one, as he gave up a three-run homer to Eric Campbell in the fourth to put himself in line for the loss. The southpaw struck out five and walked four and now sits at 7-10 with a 4.86 ERA on the year. He'll face the Giants next week at home.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 11:06:00 PM

Travis Wood allowed only an unearned run over six innings but settled for a no-decision against the Rays on Sunday.

Wood gave up four hits and three walks while striking out five. Wood managed to get his ERA back under 5.00 with the start, sitting at 4.86 after Sunday, but he remained 7-9 with the no-decision. Wood will take on the Mets in New York on Friday.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 08:21:00 PM

Travis Wood gave up three runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Wood allowed seven hits and walked three more, but he was able to hang in to record his first quality start since June 26. His ERA at that point was 4.52; it's at 5.08 after Tuesday's start. The game went well into the night, leaving Wood's record at 7-9, but maybe he'll be able to build off the positive outing when he faces the Rays on Sunday.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 01:03:00 AM

Travis Wood went home with a no-decision after allowing four runs in six frames, as the Cubs lost in 10 innings to the Rockies on Wednesday.

Wood struck out a season-high 11 -- by far eclipsing his previous high of seven dating back to the start of May -- but was otherwise quite hittable. The lefty yielded eight hits and a pair of walks in the effort. Wood's mediocre season continues, as he now has a 5.10 ERA, a 1.54 WHIP, and a 108/55 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Rockies again next week, but in the pitcher-unfriendly confines of Coors Field.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 11:43:00 PM

Travis Wood struggled in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday afternoon, surrendering five runs (two earned) on seven hits over his five innings of work.

The veteran southpaw punched out five while walking one. He struggled to keep the ball in the yard on a windy day at Wrigley Field, serving up a pair of solo home runs to Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday. On the plus side, he managed to help his own cause by blasting his third long ball of the season. He’ll carry a disappointing 5.06 ERA and 1.53 WHIP into Wednesday’s matchup against the Rockies.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 07:57:00 PM