• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Padres release pair from minor league camp

    The Padres have released left-hander Zach Braddock and infielder Brandon Wood from minor league camp. Both have major league experience.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Padres sign Brandon Wood to minor-league deal

    The Padres have signed infielder Brandon Wood to a minor-league deal, MLB.com reports. The deal does not include an invitation to spring training. A former top-five prospect, Wood spent 2013 at the Triple-A level with two different organizations, hitting a combined .226/.262/.329 with four home runs and 30 RBI in 234 at-bats.

  • by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com

    Orioles release Brandon Wood

    The Orioles have released infielder Brandon Wood from their Triple-A Norfolk affiliate, MASN reports. Wood hit .215/.250/.309 in 48 games with Norfolk.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Orioles acquire minor-league infielder from Royals

    The Royals traded minor-league infielder Brandon Wood to the Orioles for cash considerations Thursday, according to The Kansas City Star. Wood will report to Triple-A Norfolk. Wood was batting .264 with two home runs and seven RBI in 16 games for Triple-A Omaha. Wood is expected to be used as a utility infielder at Norfolk, according to multiple sources.

  • by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com

    Wood chips in for Royals

    Kansas City third baseman Brandon Wood went 1 for 2 with a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Royals to a 4-2 victory over Texas in the Cactus League opener for both teams on Saturday. Wood, who is trying to earn a utility spot, sent a one-out drive to the back of the left-field bullpen off Jake Brigham, the seventh Rangers pitcher. "The ability is still there," said Wood, who turns 28 in March. "It hasn't come together for me. I believe in my heart that I can still play in the big leagues and produce in the big leagues. The talent is there. It's just a matter of me putting it together and allowing it to happen."