Wood signed a one-year deal with the Reds on Friday. Wood spent the entirety of 2015 at the Triple-A level, working to a 3.53 ERA with an impressive 70 strikeouts in 58.2 innings. His last major league stint came in 2014, lasting just 6.1 innings en route to posting a 7.11 ERA, but it looks as though he'll get a chance to make the Reds' Opening Day roster.
The Pirates optioned right-hander John Holdzkom and Rob Scahill to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh also reasisgned Blake Wood to minor-league camp. Holdzkom registered a 3.38 ERA in eight inning of work this spring. Scahill allowed two runs in 10 innings of work.
The Royals have secured waivers on right-hander Blake Wood and lefty Chris Dwyer. Both have accepted assignments to Triple-A Omaha. The hard-throwing Wood pitched briefly for Cleveland earlier in the year. He compiled a 7.11 ERA in 6 1/3 innings.
The Royals announced a slew of roster moves on Monday. The team selected the contracts of outfielder Carlos Peguero and left-hander Brandon Finnegan and recalled infielder Johnny Giavotella, catcher Francisco Pena, outfielder Lane Adams and right-hander Casey Coleman from the minors. Additionally, Kansas City designated pitchers Chris Dwyer and Blake Wood for assignment. The Royals also reinstated first baseman Eric Hosmer from the disabled list.
The Royals claimed pitcher Blake Wood off waivers from the Indians, reports USA Today. He went 0-1 with a 7.11 ERA in seven appearances with Cleveland this season. In 2010-11, Wood appeared in 106 games for the Royals.
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