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Alex Wood | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Alex Wood (forearm) began throwing off a mound on Monday.
Wood missed his final start of last season due to a sore left forearm, but he said he felt normal again within two weeks. The 24-year-old had a 2.78 ERA and 170/45 K/BB ratio across 171 2/3 innings last season and could make another leap forward this year. Jan 20 - 10:40 AM

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Alex Wood will not start Sunday against the Phillies due to a mild forearm strain.

It's a precautionary measure by the already-eliminated Braves. Wood was 11-11 with a 2.78 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 170/45 K/BB ratio in 171 2/3 innings this season. He should be a front-line fantasy starter again in 2015.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Alex Wood gave up three runs -- two earned -- over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.

Wood got a little unlucky on the Pirates' first run, as a Christian Bethancourt throwing error allowed a run to score. He was on the hook for the other two, a Travis Snider home run and a Starling Marte RBI double. Wood allowed seven hits and two walks on the night, falling to 11-11 overall. Wood will try to end the season with a positive record when he meets the Phillies in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:15:00 PM

Alex Wood picked up his 11th win of the season, limiting the Nationals to one run over six innings on Wednesday.

Wood has been on a roll, having now allowed only four runs over his last four starts spanning 28 innings. Against the Nationals, the lefty allowed just five hits -- one of which was a solo home run to Stephen Souza -- while walking one and fanning eight. Wood will march into Tuesday's home start against the Pirates with a 2.78 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 164/43 K/BB ratio.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:02:00 PM

Alex Wood delivered a brilliant performance in a no-decision against the Rangers on Friday, whiffing nine over seven innings of one-run ball.

Wood scattered just four hits and walked two on the night. A run scoring on an RBI groundout by Ryan Rua in the sixth inning was the only offense against him on the night. The young southpaw has done a tremendous job for the Braves this season, registering a 2.83 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 156/42 K/BB ratio over 159 frames. He'll take on the Nationals next at home on Wednesday.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:55:00 PM

Alex Wood was dominant in Sunday's victory over the Marlins, racking up 12 strikeouts over eight scoreless innings.

Wood scattered just five hits on the afternoon and didn't issue a free pass. Now 10-10 on the season, he owns a terrific 2.92 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 142/38 K/BB ratio over 145 innings. He'll look to keep things rolling when he does battle against these same Marlins in Miami on Saturday.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 09:34:00 PM

Alex Wood allowed three runs over seven innings in Tuesday's loss to the Mets.

The Mets did all their damage in two frames, recording all five hits and three runs against Wood in the second and fourth innings. Otherwise, Wood was strong yet again, walking just one while striking out six. The quality start was his sixth straight, leaving his ERA at 3.09 for the year. Wood will try to get back in the win column Sunday against the Marlins.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 09:41:00 PM

Alex Wood took a no-decision, allowing two runs in seven innings in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

Wood continues to perform well as a starter, as Wednesday's start gives him a 2.71 ERA in 11 starts since rejoining the Braves' rotation on June 25. Against the Pirates, he gave up four hits and a walk while striking out four. Wood will take a 3.05 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and a 124/37 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's road start against the Mets.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 10:11:00 PM

Alex Wood hurled six strong innings in Friday's victory over the Athletics, allowing just two runs on four hits in the process.

Wood also issued three free passes while striking out one. The only blemish against him on the evening was a two-run blast off the bat of Nate Freiman in the fourth inning. The young southpaw will carry a 3.07 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 120/36 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:25:00 PM

Alex Wood delivered an outstanding performance in Sunday night's victory over the Nationals, matching his career-high with 12 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.

Wood surrendered just one run on five hits and three walks on the evening, the only damage coming on a solo homer off the bat of Ian Desmond in the fourth inning. The young southpaw now boasts a 3.08 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 119/33 K/BB ratio over 117 frames on the season. He'll look to carry over this dominant effort when he does battle against the Athletics on Friday.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 11:28:00 PM

Alex Wood pitched six innings and gave up four runs on Tuesday in a loss to the Mariners.

Wood was already facing a tough enough match-up on Tuesday, opposing Felix Hernandez in the King's home park, and the Braves' defense didn't help matters. In the bottom of the fourth inning, a Tommy La Stella error allowed two runs to score and kept the inning open long enough for another run to come through. Wood walked four and struck out five while allowing five hits. On the season, he holds a 3.20 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP and has struck out 102 batters in 103+ innings. He'll try for his eighth win when he faces the Nationals next time out.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 12:45:00 AM

Alex Wood held the Dodgers to one run over seven innings, striking out eight, in Wednesday's no-decision.

The young lefty allowed six hits and a pair of walks. It was a nice bounce back effort after Wood allowed five runs (four earned) and a career-high 12 hits to a meek Padres' offense on Friday. He sliced the ERA to 3.30 and the WHIP to 1.23 in tonight's stellar outing. Wood won't have to tote his bat to his next matchup, which is in Seattle on Tuesday.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 01:41:00 AM

Alex Wood was chased after giving up five runs (four earned) over five innings Friday against the Padres.

Wood gave up a career-high 12 hits in the loss. Just to put things in perspective, he had allowed 11 hits over his previous three starts combined. While it was an unexpected clunker, Wood remains a solid option in fantasy leagues for the second half. The young southpaw will face the Dodgers next week on the road.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 11:12:00 PM

Alex Wood evened his record at 7-7 after limiting the Phillies to one run over six innings on Sunday.

The Braves traded games with the Phillies in their return from the All-Star break. Wood's solid outing gave them a series win. The lefty allowed only three hits, didn't issue a walk, and struck out eight. Wood, who has served out of the bullpen as well as the rotation, seems to perform better as a starter. Overall, he has a 3.24 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and a 90/23 K/BB ratio. Wood will face the light-hitting Padres at home on Friday next.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 06:42:00 PM

Alex Wood struggled in a no-decision against the Cubs on Friday, surrendering four runs on five hits over his 5 1/3 innings of work.

The young southpaw did manage to rack up six strikeouts on the night while walking three. The Cubs pushed a pair of runs across against him in the third inning, then chased him by adding two more in the sixth. Even with the rough outing, he sports a solid 3.36 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 82/23 K/BB ratio through 85 2/3 innings on the season.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 07:16:00 PM

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