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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
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Alex Wood pitched eight innings and allowed just one run Friday in the Dodgers' 3-1 victory over the Reds.
Wood needed just 89 pitches to get through eight, but between his durability issues and Kenley Jansen's presence in the pen, there wasn't any good reason to send the lefty out to go for the complete game. Wood improved to 7-0 with a 1.90 ERA. He's always had good stuff, but improved control has helped this year; he's gone back-to-back outings without a base on balls and he's walked more than two just once this season. Jun 17 - 12:25 AM

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Alex Wood allowed three earned runs, five hits and no walks with seven strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Reds.

It wasn't Wood's best outing, but he also did not walk any batters while keeping a zero in the loss column for the season. He has allowed just 15 walks and one home run across 53 2/3 innings this season while posting an impressive 2.01 ERA and 0.99 WHIP. He'll look to get back into the win column in his next scheduled start in a rematch with Asher Wojciechowski in Cincinnati on Friday.
Jun 11 - 4:42 AM

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

Wood will toe the rubber Saturday against Cincinnati after missing a couple weeks with shoulder inflammation. Kenta Maeda will move to the bullpen with Wood back in the rotation. The left-hander has been practically un-hittable this year, going 6-0 with a 1.69 ERA over 10 outings including eight starts for the Dodgers.
Jun 10 - 7:46 PM

Alex Wood (shoulder) will return Saturday against the Reds.

Woods is back after a two-week stint on the disabled list. It looked like Woods might be dealing with something more serious after being examined by team doctors last week but that proved to be a false alarm. The left-hander is undefeated with a 1.90 ERA in eight starts this year.
Jun 8 - 9:26 PM

Alex Wood (shoulder) said Monday that he expects to rejoin the Dodgers' rotation this weekend.

Well, that's good to hear. Wood had to be re-examined late last week after the inflammation in his SC joint didn't recover as hoped, but apparently the exam went well. The left-hander will throw an extended bullpen session on Wednesday and it appears be cleared to start against the Reds this weekend if all goes well.
Jun 5 - 6:57 PM

Alex Wood has flown back to Los Angeles to have his left clavicle and sternum examined by team doctors.

Wood was only expected to miss one turn in the Dodgers' rotation, but his condition isn't progressing as hoped. The left-hander was placed on the disabled list May 29, retroactive to May 28, with inflammation in his SC joint -- which runs between the manubrium of the sternum and the clavicle bone. He had registered a terrific 1.69 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 60/15 K/BB ratio through 48 innings (eight starts, two relief appearances) this season. There should be a status update coming Friday.
Jun 1 - 11:59 AM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday that Alex Wood (SC joint inflammation) is only expected to miss one start.

It's an encouraging development. Wood was placed on the disabled list Monday with left SC joint inflammation, but it's not considered a long-term issue. Fantasy owners surely hope so, as the southpaw owns a brilliant 1.69 ERA through eight starts and two relief appearances this season.
May 29 - 12:26 PM

Dodgers placed LHP Alex Wood on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 28, with left SC joint inflammation.

That's a bummer. Wood has been told that he can pitch through the issue, so it doesn't sound overly serious, but the Dodgers don't want to take any chances. There's no clear timetable for his return at the moment. Hyun-Jin Ryu is likely to take his place in the rotation for now.
May 29 - 11:58 AM

Alex Wood allowed two hits and two walks over five scoreless innings in a win against the Cubs on Friday.

Wood struck out eight batters in the 91-pitch quality start, improving to 6-0 while lowering his ERA to 1.69. The southpaw also extended his career-high scoreless innings streak to 25 1/3, longest in the majors this season. Injuries have kept him from reaching his potential in the past, but he is 100 percent healthy this season and enjoying the best start of his career.
May 27 - 1:34 AM

Alex Wood blanked the Marlins for 7 1/3 innings Friday in the Dodgers' 7-2 win.

A strikeout machine his last two times out, Wood didn't need to be one tonight; he fanned just four of the 29 hitters he faced. He's now 5-0 with a 1.88 ERA in seven starts and two relief appearances. Most likely, he'll remain a quality starter if he can stay healthy. However, given his injury history, he'll soon make sense as a sell-high candidate in fantasy leagues.
May 20 - 2:46 AM

Alex Wood ran his record to 4-0 with six scoreless innings in Saturday's victory at Colorado.

Wood allowed just five hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts in the impressive 88-pitch quality start. Manager Dave Roberts said this week that Wood would remain in the rotation when Rich Hill (blister) and Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) are healthy enough to return and the decision looks awfully sound. Wood is now 4-0 with an impressive 2.27 ERA.
May 14 - 2:35 AM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Alex Wood will remain in the starting rotation when Rich Hill (blister) and Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) return next week.

McCarthy is due back on Monday with Hill joining the fold on Tuesday. It was going to be a logjam in the starting rotation but the Dodgers solved that by placing Kenta Maeda on the DL with hamstring tightness. Wood has earned his spot by going 4-0 with a 2.27 ERA to begin the year.
May 13 - 11:59 PM

Alex Wood pitched five scoreless innings and struck out 11 in a win over the Pirates on Monday.

Wood has been ineffective in three of his five starts, but the other two have demonstrated why the Dodgers shouldn't be quick to send him back to the pen anytime soon. To go along with his 2.73 ERA, he has a 38/10 K/BB ratio in 29 2/3 innings. Unfortunately, he's due to face the Rockies in Coors next time out, making him a weak choice in mixed leagues.
May 9 - 2:02 AM

Alex Wood allowed five runs - four earned - and seven hits with a walk and eight strikeouts over five innings in a win Tuesday against the Giants.

Wood was a WHIP killer in Tuesday's victory, but he was able to roll up a solid strikeout total yet again. The southpaw has struck out 27 batters over 24 2/3 innings, including 19 strikeouts over 15 2/3 innings in his past three starts. He is finally stretched out, racking up a season-high 94 strikeouts, and it appears he has a rotation spot for the long haul.
May 3 - 2:09 AM

Alex Wood allowed just one hit over six scoreless innings Wednesday against the Giants.

Wood opened the season in the pen, so he was pulled after 77 pitches tonight. It was the right decision from Dave Roberts, but it probably cost the Dodgers the game, as the bullpen gave up runs in n the seventh, eighth and 10th innings. Wood is making a case to stay in the rotation after Rich Hill comes off the disabled list. He'll get one more start next week, presumably again against the Giants, before any decisions are made.
Apr 27 - 2:15 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
3Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Chris Taylor
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4Andrew Toles
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Alex Wood
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Kenta Maeda
7Scott Kazmir
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Adam Liberatore
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Grant Dayton
8Brock Stewart
9Yimi Garcia