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Travis Wood | Starting Pitcher | #19

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
Contract: view contract details
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Tigers released LHP Travis Wood.
Wood signed a minor league contract with Detroit in January and was hoping to compete for a rotation spot this spring, but he tore the ACL and medial meniscus in his left knee while making his Grapefruit League debut. The veteran southpaw is scheduled for season-ending surgery on Wednesday. Mar 6 - 6:43 PM

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Travis Wood is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery on his left knee Wednesday.

Wood tore the ACL and medial meniscus in his left knee while making his Grapefruit League debut on March 1 against the Braves. The veteran southpaw signed a minor league contract with the Tigers in January and was hoping to compete for a spot in their starting rotation this spring.
Mar 6 - 5:03 PM

Travis Wood has been diagnosed with a torn left ACL and medial meniscus.

Wood suffered the injury Thursday in a rundown between second and third base while making his Grapefruit League debut. The Tigers and Wood are still weighing surgical options, but the veteran left-hander's 2018 season is undoubtedly over. He's in camp as a non-roster invitee.
Mar 2 - 8:44 AM

Tigers manager Rob Gardenhire said Travis Wood's sprained left knee "doesn't look good."

He suffered the injury in his spring debut Thursday against Atlanta. Wood is expected to get his MRI results Friday morning and judging by Gardenhire's tone, the team isn't expecting good news. The 31-year-old could be facing a lengthy absence.
Mar 1 - 4:42 PM

Travis Wood has been diagnosed with a left knee sprain.

Wood suffered the injury Thursday in a rundown between second and third base while making his Grapefruit League debut against the Braves. He figures to undergo an MRI before the Tigers try to map out a recovery timetable. The veteran left-hander was expected to compete for a spot in Detroit's starting rotation this spring, but that plan will likely have to be scrapped.
Mar 1 - 2:34 PM

Travis Wood suffered an apparent left knee injury in his Grapefruit League debut on Thursday.

Wood made a nice catch on a line drive to start an eventual double play, but hurt himself in a rundown between second and third base. He had to be helped off the field and was clearly in pain. It's another tough break for the veteran left-hander, who fractured his right index finger in an offseason bow-hunting accident. Wood is in Tigers camp this spring on a minor league contract and had been expected to compete for an Opening Day rotation spot.
Mar 1 - 2:16 PM

Travis Wood (finger) has been cleared for Grapefruit League action.

Wood broke his right index finger in a bow-hunting accident this offseason, but he's a left-hander so it won't affect his readiness for the start of the regular season. The 31-year-old signed a minor league contract with the rebuilding Tigers in late January and is competing for a rotation spot this spring.
Mar 1 - 8:23 AM

Travis Wood had the splint removed from his fractured right index finger this week.

Wood broke the finger in a bow-hunting accident this offseason. It's on his non-throwing hand and he has been able to stay on track in Tigers camp by having teammates catch return throws. On Tuesday, he tossed a normal bullpen session without even using a protective L-screen. The veteran left-hander should be ready to make his Grapefruit League debut around early-to-mid March as he aims to crack the Tigers' Opening Day roster as either a starter or reliever.
Source: Detroit News
Feb 21 - 8:42 AM

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

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

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