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Blake Wood | Relief Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Royals claimed RHP Blake Wood off waivers from the Indians; assigned him to Triple-A Omaha.
Wood was designated for assignment by Cleveland last Tuesday. He allowed five earned runs in 6 1/3 innings for the Indians and probably won't suddenly find success with the Royals. The right-hander was a third-round pick of Kansas City in the 2006 MLB Amateur Draft. Jun 2 - 1:41 PM

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Indians designated RHP Blake Wood for assignment.

Wood allowed five earned runs in 6 1/3 innings of relief earlier this season with the Indians. The 28-year-old righty will probably pass through waivers unclaimed.
May 27 - 4:21 PM

Indians optioned RHP Blake Wood to Triple-A Akron.

The Indians needed to create room on the roster as they activated DH Jason Giambi from the disabled list. Wood struggled over seven relief appearances, allowing five runs in 6 1/3 innings, walking as many as he struck out (seven).
Apr 21 - 3:02 PM

Blake Wood has won a spot in the Indians' bullpen.

Wood, who missed all of 2012 and most of 2013 coming back from Tommy John surgery, posted a 0.93 ERA and 11/6 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings this spring. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Mar 26 - 11:55 AM

Indians avoided arbitration with RHP Blake Wood by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financial terms aren't known yet. Wood missed all of 2012 and a good chunk of 2013 while coming back from Tommy John surgery, but he'll have a good shot at breaking spring training as a part of the Tribe's bullpen. He throws hard but needs to get his walks under control.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 08:11:00 PM

Indians recalled RHP Blake Wood from Triple-A Columbus.

The 28-year-old right-hander has successfully worked his way back from Tommy John surgery, returning the majors for the first time since the 2011 season with the Royals. He registered a 2.16 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 23/10 k/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings at Triple-A, and could be a nice boost to the Tribe’s rotation down the stretch.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 09:36:00 AM

Indians activated RHP Blake Wood from the 60-day disabled list, optioned him to Triple-A Columbus.

Wood is all the way back from Tommy John surgery, but he'll have to earn his way up to the big league bullpen. The righty has posted a 1.98 ERA and 17/11 K/BB ratio over 13 2/3 rehab innings.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 01:19:00 PM

Blake Wood (elbow) will continue his minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Class A Lake County.

Wood felt some soreness in his surgically-repaired elbow during his first appearance on Saturday, but it was only a minor scare. The 27-year-old right-hander is currently in recovery mode from Tommy John surgery and will likely need a handful of appearances before he's a legitimate consideration for the major league roster.
Tue, May 14, 2013 12:44:00 PM

Blake Wood's rehab assignment has been halted after he felt soreness in his surgically-repaired right elbow in his first appearance with Double-A Akron on Saturday.

Wood will resume the assignment once the soreness subsides. It's obviously not ideal, but pitchers often encounter little bumps in the road as they work their way back from Tommy John surgery.
Thu, May 9, 2013 06:14:00 PM

Blake Wood (elbow) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Saturday at Double-A Akron.

Wood is still in recovery mode from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and will likely spend close to two months appearing in minor league rehab games. The 27-year-old right-hander owns an underwhelming 4.30 career ERA and 1.46 career WHIP in the majors.
Thu, May 2, 2013 11:15:00 AM

Indians placed RHP Blake Wood on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

The move was made in order to add Rich Hill to the 40-man roster. Wood is coming back from Tommy John surgery and won't be ready to pitch until midseason.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 01:01:00 PM

Indians avoided arbitration with RHP Blake Wood by agreeing to a one-year, $560,000 contract.

Recovering from Tommy John surgery, Wood was claimed off waivers from the Royals earlier this month. He probably won't be ready to pitch until around midseason.
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 08:33:00 PM

Indians claimed RHP Blake Wood off waivers from the Royals.

Wood is coming back from Tommy John surgery and probably won't be ready to pitch until around midseason. He could wind up being a solid middle relief option when healthy.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 03:00:00 PM

Blake Wood (elbow) will begin light throwing activities on October 12.

Wood underwent Tommy John surgery on May 25. He's a bit ahead of schedule, as normally pitchers go six month after the procedure without throwing. It's possible he could be ready for the start of next season, but most likely he'll begin the year on the DL.
Sun, Sep 23, 2012 11:36:00 AM

Blake Wood underwent successful Tommy John surgery Friday.

Wood will miss the rest of the season and figures to be a little behind at the start of the 2013 campaign. The 26-year-old right-hander had a 3.75 ERA and 62/32 K/BB ratio over 69 2/3 innings out of the Royals' bullpen last year.
Fri, May 25, 2012 05:42:00 PM

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