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Blake Wood | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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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Angels claimed RHP Blake Wood off of waivers from the Reds.
Wood was designated for assignment by the Reds earlier in the week. The 32-year-old right-hander owned an uninspiring 5.65 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 62/29 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 innings for the Reds. He could find a home in middle relief in Los Angeles. Aug 25 - 9:09 PM

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Reds designated RHP Blake Wood for assignment.

Wood was lit up for five earned runs in one inning of work Tuesday night against the Reds, ballooning his season ERA to 5.65. The 32-year-old right-hander could pass through waivers unclaimed.
Aug 23 - 3:26 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
3Carlos Perez
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
3Jefry Marte
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Kaleb Cowart
3Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Justin Upton
2Ben Revere
3Shane Robinson
CF1Mike Trout
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ricky Nolasco
2J.C. Ramirez
3Parker Bridwell
4Tyler Skaggs
5Andrew Heaney
6Alex Meyer
7Garrett Richards
8Matt Shoemaker
9Troy Scribner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cam Bedrosian
2Blake Parker
3Bud Norris
4Keynan Middleton
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Jesse Chavez
7Huston Street
8Jose Alvarez
9Andrew Bailey
10Blake Wood
11Fernando Salas
12Jason Gurka
13Noe Ramirez
14Eduardo Paredes