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Alex Wood | Starting Pitcher | #57

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 let up two hits over four shutout innings Thursday in the Dodgers’ Cactus League loss to the Indians.
He logged five punch-outs and didn’t walk anyone. Wood retired eight batters in a row at one point in what was easily his best outing of the spring. Coming off an All-Star season in 2017, Wood may be slightly undervalued at his current ninth-round ADP. Mar 8 - 11:28 PM

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Alex Wood improved to 2-0 on the Cactus League season despite allowing two runs on three hits over 2 1/3 innings against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

On a positive note, Wood did punch out three while walking just one in the ballgame. Part of the damage against him came on a solo blast by Christian Walker in the second inning. Wood has been shaky so far this spring, posting a 10.80 ERA through two starts, but both times the Dodgers' offense has backed him with ample run support. Still, we'd like to see better results before the regular season begins.
Mar 3 - 8:58 PM

Alex Wood yielded two earned runs in his one-inning Cactus League debut Monday versus the Rangers.

Wood walked the first two batters he faced in the ugly outing at Surprise Stadium in Arizona. The 27-year-old left-hander is planning to work exclusively out of the stretch this season, completely abandoning his windup, and it might take him a little more time to get comfortable. Wood posted a stellar 16-3 record, 2.72 ERA, 1.057 WHIP, and 151/38 K/BB ratio over 152 1/3 regular-season innings last year for the NL-champion Dodgers.
Feb 26 - 4:54 PM

Contrary to an earlier report, Alex Wood (ankle) threw a 28-pitch bullpen session on Saturday.

There had been an announcement that he would be held out from his scheduled mound session and instead participate in fielding drills, but it looks like Wood was feeling good enough to go ahead and throw. It doesn't sound like the ankle injury should be a problem moving forward.
Feb 17 - 3:24 PM

Alex Wood (ankle) will not throw a bullpen session on Saturday but is scheduled to participate in pitcher's fielding practice drills.

Wood suffered a minor ankle sprain on Thursday, but it isn't expected to impact him much going forward. He'll be back on the mound in a day or two.
Feb 17 - 11:46 AM

Alex Wood (ankle) threw off a mound with a trainer watching on Friday.

Wood had a precautionary X-ray after he sprained his right ankle Thursday, but he said he's fine and that he could've thrown his normal bullpen session Friday if he needed to. This isn't anything to worry about at this point.
Feb 16 - 1:33 PM

Alex Wood will undergo an X-ray after spraining his right ankle Thursday.

Wood will not participate in workouts Friday but presumably could return to action soon if his tests come back clean. The Dodgers will obviously be careful with him early on in camp.
Feb 16 - 12:18 PM

Alex Wood had his throwing session postponed Thursday after injuring his right ankle during morning exercises.

The injury appears minor, and Wood is scheduled to throw Friday.
Feb 15 - 4:44 PM

Dodgers and LHP Alex Wood avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6 million contract.

Wood was eligible for arbitration for the second time. He was brilliant last season, going 16-3 with a 2.72 ERA in 25 starts and two relief appearances.
Jan 12 - 6:47 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday that everyone on his pitching staff will be available in relief for Game 6 on Tuesday other than Clayton Kershaw and Yu Darvish.

Kershaw started Game 5 and Darvish is lined up for a potential Game 7. Alex Wood, who started Game 4 on Saturday and threw 5 2/3 innings, will be available on two days' rest but surely couldn't pitch more than an inning.
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 06:31:00 PM

Alex Wood gave up just one hit, a solo home run, over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision in Saturday's World Series Game 4 against the Astros.

Wood was pitching a no-hitter through five innings and got two outs in the sixth before George Springer ended the no-hitter and the shutout bid with a big fly to left field. It also gave the Astros a fleeting lead and briefly put Wood in line to be the loser in the game despite doing almost everything right. The southpaw also walked two and struck out three in his time. We likely won't see Wood get another start this postseason, but he'll certainly be in play for a relief outing if the series goes six or seven games.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 11:34:00 PM

Alex Wood will start Game 4 of the World Series against the Astros.

Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts cemented his rotation on Sunday, announcing that Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Yu Darvish will pitch in the first three games. Wood struggled in Game 4 of the NLCS against the Cubs, serving up three solo homers in 4 2/3 innings.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 08:52:00 PM

Alex Wood gave up three solo homers in 4 2/3 innings in a 3-2 loss to the Cubs in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday.

Wood allowed just one other hit and he struck out seven, but the solo homers did the Dodgers in on a night where they couldn't figure out Jake Arrieta. It wasn't an atrocious outing, but it wouldn't be a surprise if this was his last start of the postseason if/when Los Angeles is able to close the Cubs out this series.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 12:31:00 AM

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.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 08:36:00 PM

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.
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 06:44:00 PM

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2B1Logan Forsythe
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2Rich Hill
3Alex Wood
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5Hyun-Jin Ryu
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