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Alex Wood | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Alex Wood allowed two runs on three hits over seven innings in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
Wood made one mistake on the afternoon, a pitch that lefty-killer Paul Goldschmidt hit over the fence for a two-run home run. Wood walked three and struck out two in the outing. It was his third start since being recalled for Gavin Floyd and his third straight quality start, as he's allowed five runs over his past 20 innings. The lefty has a 3.14 ERA and 1.18 WHIP leading into Friday's start at the Cubs. Jul 6 - 4:28 PM

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Alex Wood tossed seven shutout innings in his return to the rotation as the Braves beat the Astros 4-0 on Wednesday.

Making his first start with the big club since May 4, Wood showed why he was the easy choice to replace Gavin Floyd. The left-hander allowed just three hits and a walk while striking out four, needing only 79 pitches to get through seven innings. Wood now owns a 3.07 ERA and 1.22 WHIP through 67 1/3 innings this season, and he's another good fantasy play next week with games against the Mets and Diamondbacks.
Jun 25 - 10:50 PM

Braves recalled LHP Alex Wood from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Wood will rejoin the Braves' rotation on Wednesday against the Astros. The left-hander has posted a 3.00 ERA in seven starts with the Braves this season and needs to be scooped back up in any leagues where he was dropped.
Jun 24 - 11:49 PM

Alex Wood will be recalled to start on Wednesday against the Astros.

He's taking the rotation spot of the injured Gavin Floyd (elbow). Wood posted a 3.00 ERA in seven starts with the Braves earlier this season and a 1.04 mark in two starts for Triple-A Gwinnett. He needs to be scooped back up in leagues where he was dropped.
Jun 20 - 4:55 PM

Alex Wood is likely to be recalled to take Gavin Floyd's (elbow) spot in the Braves' rotation.

The Braves had planned on Wood taking one more turn at Triple-A Gwinnett before being called up to start one of the games of the June 28 doubleheader at Philadelphia. However, those plans are out the window now that Floyd (elbow) is sidelined indefinitely. Wood posted a 3.00 ERA in seven starts with the Braves earlier this season and a 1.04 mark in two starts for Gwinnett. He needs to be scooped back up in leagues where he was dropped.
Jun 20 - 11:24 AM

Braves optioned LHP Alex Wood to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Wood is going to be stretched out as a starter at Gwinnett and should return to the majors in that role by the end of this month. The 23-year-old left-hander owns a 3.26 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 138 career big league innings. He's worth stashing in deep mixed formats.
Jun 10 - 5:09 PM

Mark Bowman of MLB.com hears that the Braves will send Alex Wood to the minors so that he can be stretched out as a starter.

Wood was moved to the bullpen early last month, but the Braves are eying his return to the rotation. He's expected to be back by a doubleheader on June 28 at the very least, but he could return soon sooner if the Braves make a trade.
Jun 10 - 1:29 PM

Alex Wood was credited with a win in relief if his first appearance out of the bullpen Friday against the Cubs.

Wood pitched a scoreless top of the 10th in a tie game and got the win after the Braves scored in the bottom of the inning. That's a nice change for a guy who was 2-5 despite a 3.00 ERA in seven starts. The Braves scored one or no runs in all of his losses.
May 10 - 12:15 AM

Alex Wood will start on May 17 against the Cardinals.

Wood is having his next start skipped, as he'll be available in relief prior to next weekend. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated Friday that shuffling Wood back-and-forth between roles will be the plan for now. It's understandable that they want to limit his innings, but a more defined role would certainly be preferred.
May 9 - 4:50 PM

The Braves are moving Alex Wood to the bullpen for the time being.

They have six starters with Gavin Floyd back in the fold, and it's Wood who's losing his job. However, he could only be in the bullpen for 1-2 turns through the rotation, and the Braves were going to limit his innings a bit, anyway. The young lefty is easily a better bet going forward than Floyd or Aaron Harang. The cream will rise to the top.
May 9 - 4:30 PM

Alex Wood bounced back from a poor start his last time out but took the loss again Sunday, allowing two runs over five innings against the Giants.

Wood gave up seven hits and a walk, with Brandon Crawford's fourth-inning solo home run being the difference in the game. The left-hander struck out seven and generally reverted back to his previous form despite the loss. Wood will carry a 2-5 record and 3.00 ERA into Saturday's contest against the Cubs.
May 4 - 4:55 PM

Alex Wood was roughed up by the Marlins on Tuesday, allowing seven runs on 10 hits over five innings in a loss.

For some context on just how bad Wood's evening was, he had allowed just six runs over his first five starts of the season before giving up seven in Tuesday's outing. The left-hander also struck out just two batters through five-plus innings after fanning 37 in his first 40. It was simply an off night for Wood. He'll try to get back on the horse Sunday against the Giants.
Apr 29 - 9:25 PM

Alex Wood lost in tough fashion for the second straight start Tuesday, allowing one run over eight innings while striking out 11 batters in a loss to the Marlins.

We're getting tired of finding ways to say "Wood was terrific in a losing effort." After allowing one run in a complete game his last time out, Wood held the Marlins to just four hits in his eight innings Tuesday. Unfortunately, two of those hits were a Giancarlo Stanton double followed by a Casey McGehee single, leading to the only run of the game. Wood didn't walk a batter while striking out 11, and he's now got a 35/7 K/BB ratio over 35 innings. He's been one of the best pitchers in the early part of the season; the wins will come. He'll have another shot at the Marlins next Tuesday.
Apr 22 - 9:22 PM

Alex Wood took the complete game loss Thursday after giving up one run in eight innings against the Phillies.

Wood held the Phillies scoreless over the first seven innings, but Ben Revere got to him with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. It was enough to put the young left-hander on the losing side. Wood struck out seven and walked one in the tough-luck loss. Through four starts, he owns a 1.67 ERA and 24/7 K/BB ratio in 27 innings. Many thought a breakout season was possible this year, but he is exceeding expectations thus far.
Apr 17 - 3:51 PM

Alex Wood tossed five innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Braves' 6-3 defeat of the Nationals.

Wood had to be pulled after five innings because he was at 103 pitches. He finished with eight strikeouts and is now 2-1 with a 1.89 ERA in 19 frames this season. The young right-hander will face the Phillies next, and all signs point to the success continuing.
Apr 12 - 10:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
3Christian Bethancourt
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Dan Uggla
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Jordan Schafer
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Luis Avilan
5Anthony Varvaro
6Cory Gearrin
7Jonny Venters
8David Hale
9Shae Simmons
10Pedro Beato