• by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Pirates option John Holdzkom, Rob Scahill to Triple-A

    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.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Two relievers accept minor league assignments from Royals

    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.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Royals announce September additions

    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.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Royals claim Blake Wood

    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.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Indians designate Blake Wood for assignment

    The Indians designated pitcher Blake Wood for assignment. He went 0-1 with a 7.11 ERA in seven major-league appearances this year.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Jason Giambi activated, Blake Wood optioned Monday

    The Indians announced Monday they activated DH Jason Giambi (rib) off the 15-day disabled list. Pitcher Blake Wood was optioned to Triple-A Columbus to clear a roster spot.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Blake Wood takes the loss vs. Twins

    Indians reliever Blake Wood (0-1) was charged with his first loss of the season Sunday against the Twins.The right-hander allowed a bases-clearing double to Chris Colabello in the sixth inning to break a 6-6 tie. He permitted three runs on one hit and three walks in two-thirds of an inning in a 10-7 defeat. He has allowed three runs over 2 2/3 innings pitched this season.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Blake Wood breaking camp with Indians

    The demotion of Josh Tomlin to the minors resulted in right-hander Blake Wood landing a spot in the Indians bullpen, according to WTAM-1100. Wood, whose fastball has been clocked at 100 mph, enjoyed a fine spring. He appears fully recovered from Tommy John surgery that had prevented him from pitching in a major league game since 2011 with Kansas City until he hurled 1 1/3 innings with the Indians late last year.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Blake Wood attempting to win bullpen spot this spring

    Indians pitcher Blake Wood is healthy and hoping to win a spot in the team's opening-day bullpen, MLB.com reports. Wood underwent Tommy John surgery in May 2012 and signed with the Indians before the 2013 season while still in the middle of his rehab. "I'm as thankful as I could ever be to an organization," Wood said on Tuesday. "Really, at that point, it's like they're not getting me for last year. It was more for this year. That's the way I took it. Hopefully I can repay the favor to them and show them that they made a good investment." Wood is one of the hardest throwers out of the Indians' potential candidates for the remaining spots in the bullpen, averaging over 97 mph on his fastball in two September appearances last season. He hasn't seen significant major-league action since 2011 with the Royals.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Indians keeping eight arbitration-eligible players around

    The Indians tendered contracts to six of nine arbitration-eligible players Monday, including pitchers Justin Masterson, Mark Rzepczynski, Vinnie Pestano and Josh Tomlin, as well as outfielders Michael Brantley and Drew Stubbs. According to MLB.com, the team avoided arbitration with two other players, signing relievers Frank Hermann and Blake Wood to one-year contracts, each worth $560,000 for '14.