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Travis Wood | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Travis Wood took a no-decision after giving up one run in six-plus innings Thursday against the Pirates.
So foolish: manager Rick Renteria left Wood in to start the seventh, only to pull him immediately after a leadoff double. Not only is that a crummy way to run a pitching staff, but it gave the Pirates a much better pinch-hitting opportunity with Travis Snider hitting against a righty. Snider homered to account for the only run Wood allowed, and the Pirates ended up scoring five runs in the frame, costing Wood the victory in what had been a 4-0 game. Apr 10 - 6:01 PM

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Travis Wood struck out eight but permitted four runs -- three earned -- across 6 1/3 frames in Friday's loss to the Phillies.

He gave up six hits, hit a batter and walked one. Wood was cruising along for a while but ran into trouble in the middle innings, surrendering three runs between the fourth and fifth frames before an inherited runner was charged to him in the seventh. He threw 102 pitches on the day. Wood will face off against the Pirates next week.
Apr 4 - 5:53 PM

Travis Wood tossed three shutout innings in Thursday's start against the White Sox.

Wood was sharp, allowing only two hits and walking one while striking out four. The Cubs hope Wood can defy the skeptics and continue pitching like he did last season, when he finished with a 3.11 ERA over 32 starts.
Mar 27 - 5:12 PM

Travis Wood delivered a strong performance in Sunday's loss to the Indians, racking up eight strikeouts over his five innings of work.

The veteran left-hander allowed a pair of runs on four hits in the contest and didn't walk a batter. He sports a 5.91 ERA on the Cactus League season, but Sunday's performance was much more indicative of how he pitched during his breakout 2013 campaign.
Mar 16 - 6:56 PM

Travis Wood surrendered five runs in 2 2/3 innings in Tuesday's start against the Rockies.

Wood gave up nine hits and walked one without recording a strikeout. Despite pedestrian strikeout and walk rates last season, Wood finished with a 3.11 ERA. If today's outing is any indication, he'll have trouble reprising that performance this season.
Mar 11 - 5:09 PM

Travis Wood tossed three scoreless innings in Thursday's start against the Indians.

Wood surrendered only one hit and struck out three. He's unlikely to replicate his 3.11 ERA from 2013 unless he gets lucky, but he be a valuable arm at the top of the Cubs' rotation anyway.
Mar 6 - 5:22 PM

Cubs and LHP Travis Wood avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.9 million contract.

It's just above the midpoint of figures exchanged last week. Wood was arbitration-eligible for the first time after putting up a 3.11 ERA across 32 starts last season. He'll be a key part of the Cubs' rotation again in 2014.
Jan 24 - 10:13 AM

Travis Wood requested $4.25 million and was offered $3.5 million from the Cubs when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

The 26-year-old southpaw is coming off an impressive 2013 season where he compiled a 3.11 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 144/66 K/BB ratio over 200 innings of work. He'll earn somewhere between the two figures, which represents a sizable raise over the $527,500 he took home in 2013.
Jan 17 - 7:07 PM

Travis Wood was pulled after allowing three runs over one inning Friday against the Cardinals.

The plan all along was for Wood to only pitch one inning so that he could reach 200 innings for the year. Unfortunately, his ERA jumped from 2.98 to 3.11 in the process. Still, there's a lot to like about what he's done this season. The 26-year-old southpaw has established himself as a solid building block for the Cubs and should be relevant in mixed leagues again in 2014.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 11:25:00 PM

Travis Wood is expected to only pitch one inning Friday against the Cardinals.

This will allow him to get to 200 innings for the season. Brooks Raley is expected to take over from there, so keep this in mind if you are counting on Wood in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 06:12:00 PM

Travis Wood tossed seven innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Cubs' 3-1 defeat of the Braves.

Wood was left with a no-decision because the Cubs' offense didn't break through until the bottom of the eighth. It was the 24th quality start of the season for Wood, which ranks him among the top six starting pitchers in that stat category this season. He'll try to put the cherry on top of the sundae next week in St. Louis.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 07:03:00 PM

Travis Wood scattered six hits in seven innings and combined with two relievers on a shutout of the Reds on Monday.

Wood finally has a win over his former team; he hadn't pitched badly, but he was 0-3 with a 3.67 ERA in four previous starts against the Reds this season. He struck out seven tonight to win for the second time in eight starts. Pedro Strop and Kevin Gregg went on to finish the 2-0 shutout.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 10:46:00 PM

Travis Wood allowed four runs over seven innings Monday in a loss to the Marlins.

All the damage came from the long ball, as he allowed a solo home run to Christian Yelich in the first inning and a three-run blast to opposing pitcher Henderson Alvarez in the second. Wood struck out three and walked two in the loss. He'll carry a 3.17 ERA into a start against the Brewers this weekend.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 05:20:00 PM

Travis Wood outdueled Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday, allowing just an unearned run over seven innings to beat the Dodgers.

Wood won for the first time in a month and sent Kershaw to his second loss since the All-Star break. If Wood can maintain his current 3.09 ERA, it'd be the lowest ERA for a Cubs starter (min. 162 IP) since Randy Wells came in at 3.05 in 2009.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 01:59:00 AM

Travis Wood allowed four runs over 6 2/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Nationals.

Wood gave up seven hits, walked two and struck out four. The southpaw served up a pair of home runs and has now allowed five over his last four starts after giving up nine over his first 21 outings. Though he's still mostly pitched well, Wood's ERA has slowly climbed up to 3.22 after he began the month with a 2.79 mark. He has a tough matchup on the road against the Dodgers next week.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 08:40:00 PM

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2Travis Wood
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4Jake Arrieta
5Jason Hammel
6Carlos Villanueva
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