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Alex Wood | Starting Pitcher | #57

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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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Alex Wood (elbow) is slated to resume a throwing program next week.
It's a few days earlier than the original plan, as Wood has progressed a bit ahead of schedule. The left-hander said he'll need three weeks of throwing "at the most," before being cleared for game action, so he could rejoin the Dodgers' rotation in mid-July if all goes well. Jun 17 - 10:47 AM

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Dodgers placed LHP Alex Wood on the 15-day disabled list with left posterior elbow soreness.

Wood began experiencing the discomfort after his five-inning start Monday against the Cubs. He'll be examined and likely run through some tests before the Dodgers can come up with a proper recovery timetable. Julio Urias is going to take the vacant rotation spot.
May 31 - 9:08 PM

Alex Wood is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a left triceps injury.

Wood apparently suffered the injury near the end of his five-inning start Monday against the Cubs. Julio Urias is going to take his spot in the rotation this weekend versus the Braves -- a nice matchup for the young lefty. Wood had registered a decent 3.99 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 62/19 K/BB ratio over 56 1/3 innings (10 starts) this season for Los Angeles.
May 31 - 6:23 PM

Alex Wood is questionable for his next start due to soreness in his left triceps.

Wood woke up with the discomfort Tuesday after lasting just five innings Monday in a loss to the Cubs. He was set up for a juicy weekend matchup against the Braves. There should be an update Wednesday.
May 31 - 5:49 PM

Alex Wood recorded seven strikeouts but only lasted five innings Monday, allowing two runs in a loss to the Cubs.

Wood gave up only one extra-base hit on the day, but he also permitted six singles and issued three free passes. The good news is that the tight triceps which forced him to be scratched from his last start didn't appear to be an issue. Wood will be back on the hill this weekend against his former team, the Braves, at home.
May 30 - 8:46 PM

Alex Wood has been scratched from his scheduled start Friday against the Mets due to triceps tightness.

Dodgers top pitching prospect Julio Urias is going to get the call from Triple-A Oklahoma City to fill in. Wood hopes to jump back into the rotation for Monday's series opener at Wrigley Field. He was terrific on his last turn, racking up 13 strikeouts last Sunday against the Padres.
May 26 - 10:45 AM

Alex Wood pitched a fantastic game in earning a no-decision in Saturday's 3-2, 11-inning loss to the Padres, striking out 13 and allowing two runs on four hits over six-plus innings.

Wood was more or less perfect through six innings, but he ran into trouble in the seventh and was pulled after putting runners on first and third to lead off the frame. One of them would score to account for the second run on his line. He was long gone by the time Yangervis Solarte sauntered to first base with a walk-off walk to down the Dodgers in the bottom of the 11th. The 13 strikeouts stand as a season-high for Wood, who has fanned at least five batters in each of his last six starts. Saturday's impressive outing dropped his ERA under 4.00 for the first time this season. He will carry a 3.86 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 55/16 K/BB ratio (51 1/3 innings) into a road start against the Mets next time he takes the mound.
May 22 - 1:55 AM

Alex Wood logged a quality start in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Sunday night, surrendering just one run on three hits over his six frames.

The southpaw punched out five on the night while walking one. The only blemish on his evening came on a solo home run off the bat of Matt Carpenter in the third inning. He'll look to further improve upon his 4.17 ERA and 1.30 WHIP when he squares off against James Shields and the Padres in San Diego on Friday.
May 15 - 11:11 PM

Alex Wood took a no-decision against the Mets in Tuesday's 3-2 win, striking out nine and allowing two runs (one earned) over 6 1/3 innings.

The nine strikeouts tied Wood's season high. He also walked two in what was an efficient performance. At the time Dave Roberts called to the bullpen with one out in the seventh, Wood had thrown a reasonable 102 pitches. The 27-year-old has been the epitome of inconsistency this season, with three starts of one earned run allowed and three with four or more. He will carry a 4.58 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 37/14 K/BB ratio (39 1/3 innings) into his next start, a home date with the Cardinals.
May 11 - 1:53 AM

Alex Wood lost to the Rays after allowing five runs -- four earned -- in five-plus innings Wednesday.

Wood struck out seven and walked none, but he gave up three homers, dooming him to another defeat on the road. He's allowed 21 runs -- 17 earned -- over 19 innings in his four road starts and two runs in 14 innings in his two home starts. The good news is that both of his starts next week will come at Dodger Stadium. The bad is that they're against the Mets and Cardinals.
May 4 - 11:08 PM

Alex Wood struck out nine while allowing one run in seven innings Friday against the Padres.

Wood brought his ERA down from 6.00 to 4.82 tonight. It surely helped some that he was facing the Padres, but he was due for an outing like this anyway. His velocity is better than it was last year, and his curve remains a fine weapon.
Apr 30 - 1:32 AM

Alex Wood was knocked around in a no-decision at Coors Field on Sunday, surrendering five runs on six hits over his five-plus innings.

Wood also issued three walks while punching out five on the afternoon. He actually departed in line for his second victory of the season, though his bullpen was unable to hold on. He'll look to improve upon a troublesome 6.00 ERA and 1.76 WHIP when he takes on the Padres at home on Friday.
Apr 24 - 8:18 PM

Alex Wood was touched up for six runs -- three earned -- over just four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

Wood's former team rolled out a less than intimidating lineup, but the left-hander pitches found a lot of hard contact. He yielded seven hits and walked three on the night, striking out only one. Wood's velocity has been back up this season, but he's had one good start and two bad ones and now has an ugly 7/8 K/BB ratio over 16 innings. He'll try to get back on track this weekend in Colorado, which doesn't seem likely.
Apr 19 - 11:26 PM

Alex Wood limited the Diamondbacks to one run in seven-plus innings to earn a win on Wednesday.

Nick Ahmed's third-inning homer was the only damage. Wood came back out for the eighth with a 3-1 lead, only to be pulled after giving up a single. It was a silly move from Dave Roberts, but it didn't hurt the Dodgers, thanks to a fine showing from Kenley Jansen. Wood is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA. He's a fringy mixed-league option at the moment.
Apr 14 - 1:37 AM

Alex Wood was tagged for five runs in five-plus innings by the Giants on Thursday.

Wood was looking really good for four innings, but he gave up three in the fifth. With his pitch count still good, manager Dave Roberts let him hit in the top of the sixth, a plan that backfired after Wood lasted just two more batters, retiring neither, in the sixth. Both runners came around to score. As bad as the line score ended up looking, this still wasn't a bad day for Wood owners. His stuff appears to be on the upswing again after a disappointing 2015.
Apr 7 - 7:59 PM

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1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
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Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Julio Urias
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Casey Fien
10Adam Liberatore
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