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Alex Wood | Starting Pitcher | #57

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 219
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
Contract: view contract details
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Alex Wood will get the start in Game 4 of the NLDS against the Diamondbacks.
As it should be. He'll follow Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Yu Darvish in the Dodgers rotation. Hyun-Jin Ryu will be left off the roster. Oct 5 - 8:36 PM

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Alex Wood told reporters that he knows what his role will be in the NLDS will be, but he "isn't at liberty to discuss it."

Wood seems like the most likely candidate to start Game 4 for the Dodgers, but as a southpaw who has pitched effectively out of the bullpen before -- and with Los Angeles having that Clayton Kershaw fellow -- they may believe he's at the most value to the team in the bullpen. It's most likely just head games, but there's at least a chance Wood is used as a reliever this series.
Oct 4 - 6:44 PM

Alex Wood allowed two earned runs, eight hits and a walk with one strikeout over six innings in win against the Padres on Tuesday.

Wood improved to 16-3, posting his third consecutive quality start after a couple of losses to start the month of September. It's been an amazing season for the All-Star southpaw and he'll look to keep it going heading into the postseason. He is currently lined up to make his start in the National League Division Series.
Sep 27 - 3:50 AM

Alex Wood took a no-decision against the Phillies after allowing two runs in six innings on Wednesday.

He struck out six batters without issuing a walk. He surrendered just three base hits but unfortunately they all came in the same inning and produced two runs. Wood has been simply marvelous this year. He is 15-3 with a 2.71 ERA and 1.04 WHIP after 24 starts and two relief appearances. He has amassed 150 strikeouts in 146 1/3 innings. Not bad for a guy who was ninth or tenth on the Dodgers' starting pitching depth chart entering spring training. He took advantage of several injuries to the guys ahead of him to nab a spot in the rotation and has never looked back.
Sep 21 - 12:41 AM

Alex Wood earned his 15th victory of the season on Friday, firing six shutout innings against the Nationals.

Wood scattered just three hits and a walk while punching out eight on the night. It's his first victory since August 9. The 26-year-old southpaw now sits at 15-3 on the season with an outstanding 2.69 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 144/37 K/BB ratio across 140 1/3 innings. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he does battle against the Phillies in Philadelphia on Thursday.
Sep 15 - 10:19 PM

Alex Wood struggled in a losing effort against the Rockies on Saturday, surrendering five runs on eight hits over his five innings of work.

Wood also issued three free passes while striking out two. The Rockies got to him early in this one, with a four-run second inning that included a two-run bomb from Trevor Story. Wood has come back to Earth a bit after his phenomenal first half, but still owns a terrific 2.81 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the season. He'll do battle against the Nationals in Washington on Friday.
Sep 10 - 3:03 AM

Alex Wood was saddled with his second loss of the season in his return from the disabled list on Sunday.

The left-hander allowed four runs on seven hits over his six innings of work while walking three and striking out seven. Most of the damage came via the long ball, with Erick Aybar smashing a two-run homer in the fourth and Jose Pirela adding on a solo shot in the fifth. Wood will carry a still sparkling 2.57 ERA and 1.04 WHIP into Friday's start against the Rockies.
Sep 3 - 8:22 PM

Dodgers activated LHP Alex Wood from the 10-day disabled list.

Wood will rejoin the rotation on Sunday in San Diego after missing the last couple weeks with SC joint inflammation in his left shoulder. The left-hander's velocity and results have been fading as the year has gone along, but he needs to be started in fantasy leagues in such a good matchup.
Sep 3 - 2:46 PM

Alex Wood (shoulder) will return to the Dodgers' rotation Sunday in San Diego.

And the Dodgers are also getting Clayton Kershaw back for Friday's series opener at Petco Park. Wood has been sidelined since August 22 because of SC joint inflammation in his left shoulder. He boasts a 14-1 record, 2.41 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 127/30 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings this season for Los Angeles.
Aug 29 - 8:00 PM

Dodgers placed LHP Alex Wood on the 10-day disabled list with SC joint inflammation his left shoulder.

Wood missed time earlier this year with the same issue, but he said he plans to return in 10 days during the Dodgers' early-September series against the Padres. The left-hander stands 14-1 with a 2.41 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 127/30 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings this season.
Aug 22 - 4:56 PM

Alex Wood dealt with more inflammation in his SC joint during Monday's start versus the Pirates.

The joint runs between the manubrium of the sternum and the clavicle bone. Wood missed a couple weeks of action with the same issue in the first half and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts referred to the situation as "a little concerning." Wood's velocity has dropped steadily this season and was down again Monday and the SC joint problem might be at least partly to blame. It sounds like Wood will probably skip a start or two, but we'll know for sure later this week.
Aug 22 - 12:10 AM

Alex Wood yielded three earned runs over six innings Monday in a no-decision against the Pirates.

Wood left the game with the Dodgers trailing 3-0, but the never-say-die club pulled out yet another comeback victory -- this one in 12 innings. Wood gave up five hits, including three solo home runs, though he struck out five and issued zero walks. The left-hander stands 14-1 on the year with a 2.41 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 127/30 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 frames. Up next for him is a start at home against the Brewers.
Aug 21 - 11:49 PM

Alex Wood allowed one earned run, six hits and no walks with six strikeouts across seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the White Sox.

Wood threw 58 of his 79 pitches for strikes in the quality start. After a couple of rough outings to wrap up the month of July, he has bounced back with three straight quality starts in August while turning in a 2-0 record and 1.89 ERA. He'll look to get back into the win column on Monday in Pittsburgh opposite Gerrit Cole.
Aug 16 - 3:53 AM

Alex Wood improved to 14-1 after holding the Diamondbacks to two runs over six innings on Wednesday.

Wood, whose velocity had been a concern, showed a better fastball in the first three innings tonight before fading some afterwards. He was still good enough to pick up his third win against Arizona this season. However, he did allow four extra-base hits (one homer, three doubles) for the first time all year.
Aug 10 - 12:42 AM

Alex Wood regained some velocity during a bullpen session Sunday after making a mechanical adjustment.

Wood's velocity was down in his last start and he's hasn't pitched very well his last three times out, but Sunday's session went well and he's ready to go for Wednesday's start in Arizona. The Dodgers had previously left open the possibility of skipping the lefty's next turn in the rotation.
Aug 8 - 10:20 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
3Charlie Culberson
4Tim Locastro
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4O'Koyea Dickson
5Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
4Trayce Thompson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Joc Pederson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Yu Darvish
3Alex Wood
4Rich Hill
5Kenta Maeda
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brock Stewart
9Scott Kazmir
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Tony Watson
4Brandon Morrow
5Luis Avilan
6Grant Dayton
7Tony Cingrani
8Ross Stripling
9Josh Fields
10Edward Paredes
11Josh Ravin
12Walker Buehler
13Adam Liberatore
14Yimi Garcia