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Alex Wood | Starting Pitcher | #57

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
Contract: view contract details
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MLB.com's Ken Gurnick lists Alex Wood among the five Dodgers pitchers that "figure to be in the rotation" to begin the season.
Gurnick also lists Brandon McCarthy in addition to rotation locks Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Kenta Maeda. Wood entered spring training likely pegged for long relief, but Julio Urias (workload) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) are likely to begin the year in extended spring training and Scott Kazmir has dealt with injury and velocity issues. The former Brave struck out five over 4 1/3 scoreless frames in his last Cactus League outing. Wood had an elbow issue last season, but he ended the year healthy and pitching well. It remains to be seen how long he might have a rotation spot, but he's an interesting late-round fantasy flier. Mar 20 - 10:29 PM

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Alex Wood delivered a strong start in Friday's Cactus League outing against the Padres, allowing one run on two hits over 4 1/3 innings.

The left-hander struck out five and didn't walk a batter in the impressive start. He's being stretched out as a starter this spring, but given the overall rotation depth that the Dodgers possess, it's unlikely he'll crack the Opening Day rotation. Expect him to remain on the club in a long relief role.
Mar 18 - 12:52 AM

Alex Wood delivered a strong start in Friday's Cactus League outing against the Padres, allowing one run on two hits over 4 1/3 innings.

The left-hander struck out five and didn't walk a batter in the impressive start. He's being stretched out as a starter this spring, but given the overall rotation depth that the Dodgers possess, it's unlikely he'll crack the Opening Day rotation. Expect him to remain on the club in a long relief role.
Mar 18 - 12:52 AM

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Saturday that Alex Wood will enter spring training as a starting pitcher.

Most swing-type pitchers do work as starters early in the spring rather than having to get stretched out at a later date if they are needed to start. Given the depth of the Dodgers' starting pitching, it would take a couple of injuries in the spring for Wood to have a shot at cracking the Opening Day rotation.
Jan 28 - 2:44 PM

Dodgers and LHP Alex Wood avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.8 million contract.

It's the first time he's been eligible for arbitration. Wood posted a 3.73 ERA over 14 appearances -- 10 starts -- for the Dodgers last season.
Jan 13 - 2:11 PM

Alex Wood is on the Dodgers' roster for the NLCS against the Cubs.

As previously reported, Enrique Hernandez will also be included on the Dodgers' roster. Charlie Culberson and Austin Barnes were both on the NLDS roster, but they didn't make the cut for this series. Wood finished the regular season in a relief role after returning from an elbow injury and will give Dodgers manager Dave Roberts another lefty option out of the bullpen.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 12:31:00 PM

Alex Wood will not be on the Dodgers' roster for the NLDS against the Nationals.

Wood finished the regular season in a bullpen role after missing much of the summer with a left elbow injury. Ross Stripling will serve as the Dodgers' primary long reliever. Josh Fields and Luis Avilan also made the NLDS roster over Wood.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 08:21:00 PM

Alex Wood made his first appearance as a reliever Wednesday, pitching a perfect inning against the Giants.

Wood will try to win a spot in the postseason bullpen over these next 11 days. His stuff seemed pretty well intact tonight, so it was a very good start for him.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 01:28:00 AM

Dodgers activated LHP Alex Wood from the 60-day disabled list.

Wood will join the Los Angeles bullpen on Tuesday night after missing the last three-and-half months with an elbow injury. He underwent a debridement procedure in July. Bud Norris was designated for assignment by the Dodgers to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 04:20:00 PM

Alex Wood (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.

The original plan was for him to be activated on Monday, but the Dodgers will wait until Tuesday to make an official roster move. Wood has been out since late May due to an elbow debridement procedure.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 07:19:00 PM

Alex Wood (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list Monday.

Wood has completed his rehab following an elbow debridement procedure. He'll work out of the Dodgers' bullpen down the stretch.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 02:33:00 PM

Alex Wood (elbow) is scheduled to pitch in a simulated game this weekend in Arizona.

Wood is working his way back from an elbow debridement and will try to make himself a long relief option for the Dodgers before the end of the regular season. He hasn't appeared in a major league game since May 30, but the 25-year-old left-hander was sporting a decent 3.99 ERA and 62/19 K/BB ratio in 56 1/3 innings before the injury.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 06:51:00 PM

Alex Wood (elbow) will throw off a mound Monday.

It will be the first time he's done so since having an elbow debridement back in July. The plan is for Wood to throw two bullpen sessions and two live batting practice sessions before being activated later this month if all goes well. He'll return in a relief role.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 03:03:00 PM

Alex Wood (elbow) will return as a reliever if he makes it back this season.

He underwent an elbow debridement earlier this month and isn't expected to return until well into September. Obviously he wouldn't have much time to be built back up, so it's no surprise that he'd be looked at only as a reliever.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 02:22:00 PM

Alex Wood will undergo an elbow debridement Wednesday and miss the next eight weeks.

Wood was facing live hitters and on the verge of beginning a rehab assignment at last check, but now his absence -- which began May 31 -- will extend through at least mid-September. He could be done for the season. It's another major blow to the battered Los Angeles rotation.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 02:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Ike Davis
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
2Rob Segedin
LF1Andrew Toles
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Trayce Thompson
3Enrique Hernandez
4Tyler Holt
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Alex Wood
6Scott Kazmir
7Julio Urias
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
9Ross Stripling
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Grant Dayton
5Luis Avilan
6Adam Liberatore
7Chris Hatcher
8Josh Ravin
9Josh Fields
10Steve Geltz
11Yimi Garcia
12Brandon Morrow