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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 (elbow) will return as a reliever if he makes it back this season.
He underwent an elbow debridement earlier this month and isn't expected to return until well into September. Obviously he wouldn't have much time to be built back up, so it's no surprise that he'd be looked at only as a reliever. Jul 31 - 2:22 PM

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Alex Wood will undergo an elbow debridement Wednesday and miss the next eight weeks.

Wood was facing live hitters and on the verge of beginning a rehab assignment at last check, but now his absence -- which began May 31 -- will extend through at least mid-September. He could be done for the season. It's another major blow to the battered Los Angeles rotation.
Jul 20 - 2:45 PM

Alex Wood (elbow) is nearing a rehab assignment.

The left-hander recently advanced to facing live hitters at the team's spring training facility in Arizona. Given how much time he's missed, Wood could be in for a lengthy rehab assignment. Wood is on the 60-day disabled list, which means the earliest he could return is July 30.
Jul 14 - 9:25 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Alex Wood (elbow) is "really close" to returning.

He said the same thing about Brett Anderson, who spent the season's first half recovering from back surgery. Wood has thrown a couple bullpen sessions and is nearing a minor league rehab assignment. Left posterior elbow soreness has sidelined the left-hander since late May.
Jul 9 - 5:36 PM

Dodgers transferred LHP Alex Wood from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Wood was initially placed on the 15-day disabled list at the end of May due to left posterior elbow soreness. With his transfer over to the 60-day DL, he will not be eligible to return until July 30. Wood has just begun a throwing program and even before the bureaucratic move, was not expected to return to action until around the All-Star Break, at the earliest. That timetable pushes back by a few weeks, now.
Jun 29 - 6:12 PM

Alex Wood (elbow) is slated to resume a throwing program next week.

It's a few days earlier than the original plan, as Wood has progressed a bit ahead of schedule. The left-hander said he'll need three weeks of throwing "at the most," before being cleared for game action, so he could rejoin the Dodgers' rotation in mid-July if all goes well.
Jun 17 - 10:47 AM

Dodgers placed LHP Alex Wood on the 15-day disabled list with left posterior elbow soreness.

Wood began experiencing the discomfort after his five-inning start Monday against the Cubs. He'll be examined and likely run through some tests before the Dodgers can come up with a proper recovery timetable. Julio Urias is going to take the vacant rotation spot.
May 31 - 9:08 PM

Alex Wood is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a left triceps injury.

Wood apparently suffered the injury near the end of his five-inning start Monday against the Cubs. Julio Urias is going to take his spot in the rotation this weekend versus the Braves -- a nice matchup for the young lefty. Wood had registered a decent 3.99 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 62/19 K/BB ratio over 56 1/3 innings (10 starts) this season for Los Angeles.
May 31 - 6:23 PM

Alex Wood is questionable for his next start due to soreness in his left triceps.

Wood woke up with the discomfort Tuesday after lasting just five innings Monday in a loss to the Cubs. He was set up for a juicy weekend matchup against the Braves. There should be an update Wednesday.
May 31 - 5:49 PM

Alex Wood recorded seven strikeouts but only lasted five innings Monday, allowing two runs in a loss to the Cubs.

Wood gave up only one extra-base hit on the day, but he also permitted six singles and issued three free passes. The good news is that the tight triceps which forced him to be scratched from his last start didn't appear to be an issue. Wood will be back on the hill this weekend against his former team, the Braves, at home.
May 30 - 8:46 PM

Alex Wood has been scratched from his scheduled start Friday against the Mets due to triceps tightness.

Dodgers top pitching prospect Julio Urias is going to get the call from Triple-A Oklahoma City to fill in. Wood hopes to jump back into the rotation for Monday's series opener at Wrigley Field. He was terrific on his last turn, racking up 13 strikeouts last Sunday against the Padres.
May 26 - 10:45 AM

Alex Wood pitched a fantastic game in earning a no-decision in Saturday's 3-2, 11-inning loss to the Padres, striking out 13 and allowing two runs on four hits over six-plus innings.

Wood was more or less perfect through six innings, but he ran into trouble in the seventh and was pulled after putting runners on first and third to lead off the frame. One of them would score to account for the second run on his line. He was long gone by the time Yangervis Solarte sauntered to first base with a walk-off walk to down the Dodgers in the bottom of the 11th. The 13 strikeouts stand as a season-high for Wood, who has fanned at least five batters in each of his last six starts. Saturday's impressive outing dropped his ERA under 4.00 for the first time this season. He will carry a 3.86 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 55/16 K/BB ratio (51 1/3 innings) into a road start against the Mets next time he takes the mound.
May 22 - 1:55 AM

Alex Wood logged a quality start in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Sunday night, surrendering just one run on three hits over his six frames.

The southpaw punched out five on the night while walking one. The only blemish on his evening came on a solo home run off the bat of Matt Carpenter in the third inning. He'll look to further improve upon his 4.17 ERA and 1.30 WHIP when he squares off against James Shields and the Padres in San Diego on Friday.
May 15 - 11:11 PM

Alex Wood took a no-decision against the Mets in Tuesday's 3-2 win, striking out nine and allowing two runs (one earned) over 6 1/3 innings.

The nine strikeouts tied Wood's season high. He also walked two in what was an efficient performance. At the time Dave Roberts called to the bullpen with one out in the seventh, Wood had thrown a reasonable 102 pitches. The 27-year-old has been the epitome of inconsistency this season, with three starts of one earned run allowed and three with four or more. He will carry a 4.58 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 37/14 K/BB ratio (39 1/3 innings) into his next start, a home date with the Cardinals.
May 11 - 1:53 AM

Alex Wood lost to the Rays after allowing five runs -- four earned -- in five-plus innings Wednesday.

Wood struck out seven and walked none, but he gave up three homers, dooming him to another defeat on the road. He's allowed 21 runs -- 17 earned -- over 19 innings in his four road starts and two runs in 14 innings in his two home starts. The good news is that both of his starts next week will come at Dodger Stadium. The bad is that they're against the Mets and Cardinals.
May 4 - 11:08 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Carlos Ruiz
3Shawn Zarraga
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Chase Utley
2Howie Kendrick
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Rob Segedin
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Josh Reddick
2Andrew Toles
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Kenta Maeda
3Rich Hill
4Scott Kazmir
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Julio Urias
7Brandon McCarthy
8Bud Norris
9Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Jesse Chavez
8Louis Coleman
9Adam Liberatore
10Grant Dayton
11Alex Wood
12Josh Ravin
13Chin-Hui Tsao