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Blake Wood | Relief Pitcher | #36

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/8/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 233
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (0) / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Reds and RHP Blake Wood avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.275 million contract.
Wood, who was arbitration-eligible for the second time, held a 3.99 ERA with a strikeout per inning for Cincy last season. He'll help set up in 2017. Jan 13 - 12:05 PM

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Reds activated RHP Blake Wood from the paternity leave list.

Wood has posted a 3.57 ERA and 35/22 K/BB ratio over 35 1/3 innings this season. He'll return to a setup role.
Fri, Jun 24, 2016 02:56:00 PM

Reds placed RHP Blake Wood on the paternity leave list.

Wood can remain away from the team for 24-72 hours. Raisel Iglesias will take his spot in the Reds' bullpen.
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 03:46:00 PM

Blake Wood escaped a bases-loaded jam to earn his first save as a Red on Tuesday against the Braves.

The Reds turned to Wood with Tony Cingrani having pitched three out of the last four days. He walked a pair and allowed a single to load the bases with no one out but escaped with a strikeout and double play. Wood looks like he might be next in line for saves and has struck out a batter per inning this season, but he has major control issues and can't be trusted in high-leverage situations.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 11:01:00 PM

Reds signed RHP Blake Wood to a one-year contract.

Wood was most recently with the Pirates. In their minor league system, he held a 3.99 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 70/25 K/BB ratio across 58 2/3 innings. The numbers were serviceable enough that the Reds opted to secure the 30-year-old right-hander on a major league contract.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 06:25:00 PM

Blake Wood has elected free agency.

The 30-year-old right-hander spent the 2015 campaign in the Pirates organization, compiling a 3.99 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 70/25 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings. There should be bullpen-starved teams interested in inking him to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 12:12:00 PM

Pirates reassigned RHP Blake Wood to minor league camp.

Wood was knocked around for five runs in 7+ innings during Spring Training. This is par for the course, as he posted a 4.46 ERA in the minors last season. Barring a rash of injuries on the Pirates' big league club, he'll serve as organizational depth.
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 08:48:00 AM

Pirates signed RHP Blake Wood to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Wood allowed five earned runs in 6 1/3 innings this past season with the Indians. He spent the majority of 2014 at Triple-A, where the results weren't much better.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 04:46:00 PM

Royals sent RHP Blake Wood outright to Triple-A Omaha.

Wood cleared waivers after being designated for assignment at the beginning of the month. He has accepted an assignment to Triple-A.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 04:07:00 PM

Royals designated RHP Blake Wood for assignment.

Wood was claimed off waivers from the Indians in June but struggled badly for the Royals' Triple-A affiliate, yielding 14 runs -- 13 earned -- in 18 1/3 innings.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 01:59:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 01:41:00 PM

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.
Tue, May 27, 2014 04:21:00 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).
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 03:02:00 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.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 11:55:00 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

Depth Charts

C1Devin Mesoraco
2Tucker Barnhart
3Stuart Turner
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Jose Peraza
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Eugenio Suarez
LF1Adam Duvall
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Arismendy Alcantara
RF1Scott Schebler
2Patrick Kivlehan
Starting Pitcher
S1Anthony DeSclafani
2Homer Bailey
3Brandon Finnegan
4Scott Feldman
5Luis Castillo
6Bronson Arroyo
7Tim Adleman
8Sal Romano
9Robert Stephenson
Relief Pitcher
R1Raisel Iglesias
2Michael Lorenzen
3Drew Storen
4Tony Cingrani
5Blake Wood
6Wandy Peralta
7Nefi Ogando
8Asher Wojciechowski