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Travis Wood | Starting Pitcher | #37

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (0) / CIN
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Travis Wood was not cleared to remove the splint from his fractured right index finger.
Wood can still throw since the injury isn't to his throwing hand, but it's going to be a while before he's able to catch a baseball. When he'll be ready to pitch in a game isn't known. It's obviously not ideal as he tries to win a spot as a non-roster invitee. Feb 16 - 1:31 PM

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Travis Wood had an X-ray on his fractured right index finger on Friday.

Wood will find out later Friday if he's able to take off his splint. The veteran left-hander injured the finger on his right (non-throwing) hand over the winter in a bow-hunting accident.
Feb 16 - 9:00 AM

Travis Wood had a pin inserted into his right index finger after an early-January bow-hunting accident.

Wood got his hand caught as he was prepping a crossbow and told reporters Wednesday morning that it nearly snapped his right index finger in two. The good news is he's a left-handed pitcher and is already scheduled to get his cast off Thursday. This should have no real effect on Wood's chances of claiming a spot on the Tigers' Opening Day roster this spring. The veteran southpaw signed a minor league contract with Detroit on January 29.
Feb 14 - 9:27 AM

Tigers signed LHP Travis Wood to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Wood was released by the Padres last month after posting an ugly 6.80 ERA and 1.73 WHIP in 94 innings (14 starts, 25 relief appearances) last season between Kansas City and San Diego. He's still owed $7.25 million from the Royals and $750,000 from the Padres. The 30-year-old left-hander will try to revitalize his career with the rebuilding Tigers. Word is he will compete for a spot in the starting rotation.
Jan 29 - 3:28 PM

Padres released LHP Travis Wood.

Wood was designated for assignment earlier this week and is now officially a free agent. The veteran left-hander is still owed $6.5 million in 2018 after posting a 6.80 ERA last season, but his new team can snag him at the veteran minimum.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 08:04:00 PM

Padres designated LHP Travis Wood for assignment.

The move was made to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Jordan Lyles who was re-signed on Sunday. There's a chance that Wood could pass through waivers unclaimed and stick with the club on a minor league deal.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 10:15:00 PM

Travis Wood was tagged for six runs in 4 2/3 innings by the Dodgers on Monday.

It was Wood's final scheduled start for the year. He concludes it 3-4 with a 6.71 ERA in 11 starts for the Padres. Before that, he had a 6.91 ERA in three starts and 25 relief appearances for the Royals. He's signed at $6.5 million for next year, so he'll almost certainly be back with the Padres to compete for a rotation spot in the spring.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 02:35:00 AM

Travis Wood allowed just two earned runs, three hits and two walks with three strikeouts over six innings in a victory against Arizona on Tuesday.

Wood squared his record at 3-3, winning for the third time in 10 starts since coming over from the Royals in late July. The southpaw still has just two quality starts over his past nine outings and remains a risky fantasy play heading into his next scheduled start on the road against the Dodgers next Monday.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 01:31:00 AM

Travis Wood lasted just 2 1/3 innings and gave up nine runs Tuesday in a loss to the Twins.

The Padres could have pulled him after he gave up seven runs in the first two innings, but there was still a chance he'd pull it together, right? Well, no, probably not. They would have been far better off penciling him into the DH spot tonight.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 11:45:00 PM

Travis Wood allowed seven runs - six earned - and seven hits with just one walk and one strikeouts across two innings in a loss against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Wood was able to swat a home run, his second of the season, before departing. He has logged just one quality starts over his past seven outings, posting just one victory since his team debut on July 28. The southpaw will look to get untracked on Sunday in Arizona, but he'll be opposite All-Star Robbie Ray and the red-hot Diamondbacks.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 03:47:00 AM

Travis Wood pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings and homered Wednesday as the Padres shut out the Giants 5-0.

Wood went without allowing a run despite giving up six hits and four walks. The Padres pulled him with the bases loaded in the fifth, denying him a chance at a win. Still, it was the right move in a 1-0 game. Craig Stammen got out of the jam was credited with a victory after staying in for a scoreless sixth. Wood's homer came in his lone at-bat tonight. It was his 10th in 294 major league at-bats.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 12:34:00 AM

Travis Wood was knocked around for five runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday.

Giancarlo Stanton did all of the damage, including two homers and a two-run double. The southpaw owns a 4.91 ERA over six starts since coming to the Padres in the Trevor Cahill deal. He’s not a fantasy option at this point.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 10:31:00 PM

Travis Wood allowed just one run (none earned) on three hits over seven innings in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

Wood was not missing many bats in this one, striking out two and walking two, but he was able to mostly keep the Nationals at bay nonetheless. His has been a disappointing campaign on the whole -- he entered action on Saturday the owner of a 6.46 ERA between the Royals and Padres -- but he has pitched well in his last two outings, having surrendered just three runs on nine hits in his last 12 innings. He will try to make it three consecutive respectable showings when he takes to the road for a showdown with the Marlins in his next scheduled start.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 11:52:00 PM

Travis Wood let in six runs -- five earned -- in five innings to take a loss to the Reds on Wednesday.

He surrendered seven hits and walked four batters, although he did notch seven strikeouts in the sub-par effort. He served up two-run gopherballs to third baseman Eugenio Suarez and back-up catcher Stuart Turner. The veteran left-hander is getting another chance to be a starting pitcher since being traded from the Royals at the deadline in the Trevor Cahill deal. Wood has been atrocious this season -- he has a 6.71 ERA and 1.70 WHIP in 57 2/3 innings. He had a 2.95 ERA in 61 innings out of the Cubs' bullpen last year.
Wed, Aug 9, 2017 11:48:00 PM

Travis Wood struggled in Friday's no-decision against the Pirates, surrendering four runs on six hits over his five-plus frames.

Wood racked up five strikeouts on the night while walking two. He held the Pirates scoreless through the first four innings, but they broke through for a pair of runs in the fifth and tacked on two more while chasing Wood in the sixth. The veteran southpaw will carry a horrifying 6.49 ERA and 1.65 WHIP into Wednesday's matchup against the Reds in Cincinnati.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 01:17:00 AM

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