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Alex Wood | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Alex Wood pitched well in a losing effort against the Cubs on Sunday, allowing just two runs on eight hits over his six innings.
Wood racked up seven strikeouts on the night while issuing one free pass. The only damage against him, and in the entire ballgame, came on a two-run homer off the bat of Kris Bryant in the first inning. He was simply out-dueled by Jake Arrieta who was brilliant on the other side of the diamond. He'll again go in search of his 10th victory when he takes the hill against the Padres in San Diego on Friday. Aug 30 - 10:52 PM

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Alex Wood was victorious on Tuesday, holding the Reds to one run over 5 2/3 innings.

The lone run scored in his final inning courtesy Todd Frazier's RBI double. Wood gave up four hits and three walks while striking out four in what was arguably his best effort in five starts with the Dodgers. Overall this season, the lefty has a 3.70 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a 111/50 K/BB ratio over 148 1/3 innings. Wood will face the Cubs at home in his next outing.
Aug 25 - 11:11 PM

Alex Wood picked up his first victory as a member of the Dodgers on Friday, limiting the Reds to three runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings.

The southpaw walked three and struck out three in the contest. His nemesis the entire evening was Joey Votto, who delivered an RBI double and two-run homer to account for all of the Reds offense. Now 8-7 on the season, Wood will look to improve upon his 3.74 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on Friday when he takes on the Astros in Houston.
Aug 15 - 1:32 AM

Alex Wood pitched decently in Sunday's no-decision against the Pirates, surrendering three runs on five hits over his five innings of work.

Wood punched out five and walked three on the night. The bulk of the damage against him came on a two-run blast off the bat of Andrew McCutchen in the fifth inning. He departed with a 5-3 lead and in line for his eighth victory, but the Dodger bullpen was unable to oblige. Wood will carry a 3.72 ERA and 1.42 WHIP into Friday's start against the Reds.
Aug 9 - 11:50 PM

Alex Wood lost in his Dodgers debut, allowing four runs in 6 1/3 innings to the Phillies on Tuesday.

Wood limited the Phillies to one run in six innings, but he faltered in the seventh. He served up a leadoff single to Carlos Ruiz, who moved up to second on a ground out. Then, the lefty walked Cesar Hernandez. Facing Odubel Herrera, he uncorked what appeared to be a wild pitch but was ruled a balk. Herrera ended up walking, and Wood was replaced by Joel Peralta, who allowed all three of Wood's runners to score on a Maikel Franco grand slam. Overall, Wood gave up eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out eight, tying a season-high. He'll bring his 3.65 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and 98/38 K/BB ratio over 125 2/3 innings into a road start against the Pirates next.
Aug 4 - 11:12 PM

Alex Wood is scheduled to make his Dodgers debut on Tuesday against the Phillies.

The 24-year-old southpaw posted a 3.54 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 90/36 K/BB ratio over 119 1/3 innings with the Braves this season. He should see his fantasy value benefit from the move to the pitcher-friendly confines of Dodger Stadium.
Jul 31 - 7:19 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs have not discussed Alex Wood with the Dodgers.

It refutes an earlier report from Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Rosenthal does note that the Dodgers discussed Wood in a potential deal with the Indians, but it doesn't appear that one will happen. The Dodgers may be shopping the young lefty, but for now it looks like he'll stay put.
Jul 31 - 3:32 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Dodgers are talking to the Cubs about a trade involving Alex Wood.

This backs up a report from Robert Murray of that said the Dodgers are shopping the left-hander. The Cubs have been looking everywhere for controllable starters, as they've also been connected to Carlos Carrasco and Tyson Ross, among others. Wood is under team control through 2019.
Jul 31 - 3:08 PM

Robert Murray of reports that the Dodgers have been shopping Alex Wood to "everyone."

There had been some thought that the Dodgers would flip Wood after acquiring him from the Braves and it appears it still may happen. They have been linked to Yovani Gallardo despite having a full rotation, so it seemed like the front office was up to something. Wood is under team control through 2019, so they'd be able to get a bunch for him.
Jul 31 - 2:57 PM

Dodgers acquired LHP Alex Wood from the Marlins in the 13-player, three-team Hector Olivera trade.

There had been some thought that the Dodgers would try to flip Wood to the Tigers in a package for David Price, but Price is already on his way to Toronto. Wood will now simply join the starting rotation in Los Angeles behind Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Brett Anderson, and fellow newbie Mat Latos. The 24-year-old southpaw had a 3.54 ERA and 90/36 K/BB ratio through 119 1/3 innings this season with Atlanta. He was tremendous last season.
Jul 30 - 4:41 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Alex Wood and Jim Johnson could be on their way to the Dodgers as part of a three team deal with the Marlins.

The Braves would be receiving at least Michael Morse and a compensation pick from the Marlins in the deal that would send Mat Latos to the Dodgers. This one appears to be gaining traction and a deal could be finalized before the night is through.
Jul 29 - 8:54 PM

Alex Wood fired 7 1/3 scoreless innings in a no-decision as the Braves lost in 11 innings to the Orioles on Monday.

Wood dominated the Orioles, limiting them to three hits and a pair of walks while fanning seven. It certainly registers as one of his finest starts this season. The lefty has a 3.54 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a 90/36 K/BB ratio over 119 1/3 innings. Wood will take on the Phillies this weekend in Philadelphia.
Jul 27 - 10:39 PM

Alex Wood hung in for a quality start and a win Tuesday against the Dodgers, allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings in the outing.

Wood had to earn it, as he gave up six hits and walked four over the course of the evening. It was his first quality start this month and helped stop the bleeding a bit -- his ERA had risen from 3.17 on June 28 to 3.76 through his final start before the All-Star break. Wood will carry a 7-6 record, 3.78 ERA and 1.46 WHIP into an interleague tilt with the Orioles on Monday.
Jul 21 - 10:35 PM

Alex Wood struggled mightily in Sunday's loss to the Rockies, yielding seven runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Wood struck out six and walked two. He allowed three runs in the second inning on a pair of RBI singles, with the other four runs on his line scoring in a five-run sixth inning that led to his exit from the contest. The loss dropped him to 6-6 on the year and he enters the All-Star Break holding a 3.76 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 80/30 K/BB ratio over 105 1/3 innings.
Jul 12 - 7:41 PM

Alex Wood will start on Sunday in Colorado following Thursday's rain-shortened outing.

Wood threw just two pitches on Thursday, so he'll be brought back on short rest in the Braves' final game prior to the All-Star break. Manny Banuelos had been slated for the outing, but instead he'll be available in relief this weekend.
Jul 10 - 8:36 AM

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1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
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3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
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CF1Joc Pederson
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RF1Yasiel Puig
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Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Alex Wood
5Mat Latos
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7Brandon McCarthy
8Bronson Arroyo
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Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
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7Juan Nicasio
8Jim Johnson
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