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Alex Wood | Starting Pitcher | #57

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
Contract: view contract details
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Alex Wood was knocked around in a no-decision at Coors Field on Sunday, surrendering five runs on six hits over his five-plus innings.
Wood also issued three walks while punching out five on the afternoon. He actually departed in line for his second victory of the season, though his bullpen was unable to hold on. He'll look to improve upon a troublesome 6.00 ERA and 1.76 WHIP when he takes on the Padres at home on Friday. Apr 24 - 8:18 PM

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Alex Wood was touched up for six runs -- three earned -- over just four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.

Wood's former team rolled out a less than intimidating lineup, but the left-hander pitches found a lot of hard contact. He yielded seven hits and walked three on the night, striking out only one. Wood's velocity has been back up this season, but he's had one good start and two bad ones and now has an ugly 7/8 K/BB ratio over 16 innings. He'll try to get back on track this weekend in Colorado, which doesn't seem likely.
Apr 19 - 11:26 PM

Alex Wood limited the Diamondbacks to one run in seven-plus innings to earn a win on Wednesday.

Nick Ahmed's third-inning homer was the only damage. Wood came back out for the eighth with a 3-1 lead, only to be pulled after giving up a single. It was a silly move from Dave Roberts, but it didn't hurt the Dodgers, thanks to a fine showing from Kenley Jansen. Wood is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA. He's a fringy mixed-league option at the moment.
Apr 14 - 1:37 AM

Alex Wood was tagged for five runs in five-plus innings by the Giants on Thursday.

Wood was looking really good for four innings, but he gave up three in the fifth. With his pitch count still good, manager Dave Roberts let him hit in the top of the sixth, a plan that backfired after Wood lasted just two more batters, retiring neither, in the sixth. Both runners came around to score. As bad as the line score ended up looking, this still wasn't a bad day for Wood owners. His stuff appears to be on the upswing again after a disappointing 2015.
Apr 7 - 7:59 PM

Alex Wood gave up four hits and one run Thursday in three innings against the Royals.

Angel Franco touched him up for an RBI single in the second inning. Wood was scratched from his last outing because of forearm tightness, so it’s a great sign that he was able to go out and pitch effectively Thursday against the reigning World Series champs. With Zack Greinke now in Arizona and Brett Anderson (back surgery) sidelined for the foreseeable future, the Dodgers need Wood to be an impact arm this year.
Mar 17 - 7:46 PM

Alex Wood (forearm) is set to return to exhibition action on Thursday.

Wood was scratched from a scheduled appearance Saturday with left forearm tightness, but he made it through a bullpen session Tuesday with no issues. The expectation is that he'll be fine for the start of the season.
Mar 15 - 3:02 PM

Alex Wood (forearm) threw a bullpen session Tuesday in Dodgers camp.

Wood was scratched from a scheduled start Saturday with tightness in his left forearm, but it's not considered serious. He's likely not far off from a return to game action, which is good news for a rotation that could really use it right now.
Mar 15 - 1:41 PM

Alex Wood (forearm) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday in Dodgers camp.

If it goes well, he should return to the Dodgers' spring rotation later this week. Wood was scratched from a scheduled appearance Saturday with tightness in his left forearm. It's clearly not too serious.
Mar 14 - 12:47 PM

Alex Wood downplayed his forearm soreness by calling the injury "extremely mild."

Wood was scratched Saturday against the Cubs but plans to make his next start. The left-hander also said he expects to throw his normal bullpen session next week. It's great news for a Dodgers rotation that could ill afford another injury.
Mar 12 - 7:15 PM

Alex Wood was scratched from Saturday's Cactus League start against the Cubs with left forearm tightness.

Brandon Beachy will grab the start in his place. Wood got lit up for five runs (two earned) in his spring debut Monday against Cleveland. An injury to Wood is the last thing the Dodgers need with fellow starters Brett Anderson (back) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) already banged up.
Mar 12 - 4:59 PM

Alex Wood was touched up for five runs -- two earned -- over two innings on Monday versus the Indians.

The left-hander was taken deep by both Jose Ramirez and Giovanny Urshela in the first inning, two players not known for their offensive prowess. Wood did at least strike out a couple batters and didn't walk anyone. The southpaw will open the season in the Dodgers' rotation with Brett Anderson (back) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) on the shelf.
Mar 7 - 8:28 PM

Alex Wood beat the Padres by allowing two runs over seven innings on Friday.

Wood finishes the regular season 12-12 with a 3.84 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. Much more was expected after he finished with a 2.78 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP in 2014, but he will get a chance to redeem himself in the postseason.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 12:58:00 AM

Alex Wood was rocked in Sunday's loss to the Rockies, allowing eight runs on 11 hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Oh dear. Wood coughed up a run in the second inning, a run in the third, four in the fourth and another two in the sixth. Despite the ugly outing, he still holds a 3.89 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 135/58 K/BB ratio across 182 2/3 innings. The 24-year-old southpaw will look to rebound in a home start against the Padres next weekend as he wraps up his regular season.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 07:34:00 PM

Alex Wood lost Tuesday's start to the Diamondbacks despite allowing only two runs in 6 1/3 innings.

The Dodgers didn't generate any offense behind Wood, so his solid effort went for naught. The lefty allowed three hits, walked none, and struck out six. A.J. Pollock brought in a run with a ground out in the fourth, then smoked a solo homer in the seventh to chase Wood from the game. Wood has a solid 3.60 ERA with a 1.34 WHIP and a 134/56 K/BB ratio over 177 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Rockies at Coors Field next.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 01:11:00 AM

Alex Wood hurled eight scoreless innings and only gave up one hit in the Dodgers' 2-0 vanquishing of the Rockies on Wednesday.

Wood struck out five and didn't walk a batter. Getting this lethargic Rockies bunch out of Coors cured whatever had ailed Wood. He came into tonight 3-4 with a 4.53 ERA across eight outings since arriving from Atlanta at the trade deadline. The left-hander improved to 11-10 with a 3.63 ERA on the year.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 12:25:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Ross Stripling
7Mike Bolsinger
8Brett Anderson
9Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Frankie Montas
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Joe Blanton
10Adam Liberatore
11Zach Lee