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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
Contract: view contract details
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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

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Filling in for Rich Hill, Alex Wood surrendered four runs in 4 2/3 innings Friday against the Diamondbacks.

It would have been two runs in five innings had the Dodgers converted a double play in the fifth inning. Wood struck out six on the night. His only walk was an intentional pass to Paul Goldschmidt, which preceded the Jake Lamb two-run single that knocked him from the game.
Apr 22 - 1:38 AM

Alex Wood is likely to fill in for Rich Hill (blister) in the Dodgers' starting rotation.

Hill is expected to return to the disabled list after the blister on his pitching hand resurfaced on Sunday. Ross Stripling bailed out the bullpen with 2 1/3 scoreless innings and the Dodgers would prefer to keep him in a long relief role. Julio Urias isn't ready yet, so Wood is the obvious alternative here. Hill might need to miss more than the minimum 10 days, so Wood could have some appeal in mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 17 - 11:13 AM

Alex Wood worked 3 1/3 perfect innings while striking out three batters in Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks, picking up the win in relief.

Wood lowered his ERA to 1.00. His appearance was night and day compared to starter Kenta Maeda, who was shaky again. Wood isn't a bad stash option in NL-only fantasy leagues in case manager Dave Roberts elects to slot him into the rotation sometime soon.
Apr 16 - 2:38 AM

Alex Wood surrendered two runs -- one earned -- and walked five in 3 2/3 innings Monday in his start against the Cubs.

One of those walks was intentional, but Wood was awfully shaky in this one, which was pretty disappointing after how strong he looked this spring. He's not assured another start before Rich Hill comes off the disabled list.
Apr 11 - 1:46 AM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Alex Wood will start Monday against the Cubs.

Wood will start in place of Rich Hill, who was placed on the disabled list with another blister. Hill has already resumed throwing and shouldn't miss more than a start or two. Wood went 1-4 with a 3.99 ERA in 10 starts for the Dodgers last season.
Apr 8 - 6:46 PM

Dodgers pitching coach Rich Honeycutt said Friday that Alex Wood is likely to start Monday against the Cubs in place of Rich Hill (blister).

Hill is dealing with another blister, and while it sounds like his absence might be relatively short, Wood will be needed for at least one start. Wood tossed two scoreless relief innings on Wednesday and pitched well when healthy last season (3.73 ERA, 66 strikeouts over 60 1/3 innings). However, the tough matchup and possibly limited stay in the rotation limit his fantasy prospects.
Apr 7 - 2:12 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday that Brandon McCarthy and Alex Wood are competing for the final spot in the rotation.

Hyun-Jin Ryu has shown he's healthy this spring and was named to the rotation by Roberts on Monday. Wood (3.18 ERA, 11/2 K/BB ratio over 11 1/3 innings) has out-pitched McCarthy (4.85 ERA, 7/1 K/BB ratio over 13 innings) this spring, but his relief experience could push him to the bullpen. Ultimately, the winner of the battle is likely just keeping a seat warm for Julio Urias.
Mar 27 - 7:20 PM

MLB.com's Ken Gurnick lists Alex Wood among the five Dodgers pitchers that "figure to be in the rotation" to begin the season.

Gurnick also lists Brandon McCarthy in addition to rotation locks Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Kenta Maeda. Wood entered spring training likely pegged for long relief, but Julio Urias (workload) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) are likely to begin the year in extended spring training and Scott Kazmir has dealt with injury and velocity issues. The former Brave struck out five over 4 1/3 scoreless frames in his last Cactus League outing. Wood had an elbow issue last season, but he ended the year healthy and pitching well. It remains to be seen how long he might have a rotation spot, but he's an interesting late-round fantasy flier.

Alex Wood delivered a strong start in Friday's Cactus League outing against the Padres, allowing one run on two hits over 4 1/3 innings.

The left-hander struck out five and didn't walk a batter in the impressive start. He's being stretched out as a starter this spring, but given the overall rotation depth that the Dodgers possess, it's unlikely he'll crack the Opening Day rotation. Expect him to remain on the club in a long relief role.
Mar 18 - 12:52 AM

Alex Wood delivered a strong start in Friday's Cactus League outing against the Padres, allowing one run on two hits over 4 1/3 innings.

The left-hander struck out five and didn't walk a batter in the impressive start. He's being stretched out as a starter this spring, but given the overall rotation depth that the Dodgers possess, it's unlikely he'll crack the Opening Day rotation. Expect him to remain on the club in a long relief role.
Mar 18 - 12:52 AM

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Saturday that Alex Wood will enter spring training as a starting pitcher.

Most swing-type pitchers do work as starters early in the spring rather than having to get stretched out at a later date if they are needed to start. Given the depth of the Dodgers' starting pitching, it would take a couple of injuries in the spring for Wood to have a shot at cracking the Opening Day rotation.
Jan 28 - 2:44 PM

Dodgers and LHP Alex Wood avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.8 million contract.

It's the first time he's been eligible for arbitration. Wood posted a 3.73 ERA over 14 appearances -- 10 starts -- for the Dodgers last season.
Jan 13 - 2:11 PM

Alex Wood is on the Dodgers' roster for the NLCS against the Cubs.

As previously reported, Enrique Hernandez will also be included on the Dodgers' roster. Charlie Culberson and Austin Barnes were both on the NLDS roster, but they didn't make the cut for this series. Wood finished the regular season in a relief role after returning from an elbow injury and will give Dodgers manager Dave Roberts another lefty option out of the bullpen.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 12:31:00 PM

Alex Wood will not be on the Dodgers' roster for the NLDS against the Nationals.

Wood finished the regular season in a bullpen role after missing much of the summer with a left elbow injury. Ross Stripling will serve as the Dodgers' primary long reliever. Josh Fields and Luis Avilan also made the NLDS roster over Wood.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 08:21:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Andre Ethier
2Andrew Toles
3Franklin Gutierrez
4Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Julio Urias
7Alex Wood
8Scott Kazmir
9Brock Stewart
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Grant Dayton
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Ross Stripling
8Yimi Garcia
9Josh Ravin
10Josh Fields