On the surface, Travis Wood's 2.95 ERA with the Cubs in 2016 working out of the bullpen was impressive, but looking under the hood, his 4.54 FIP and 4.83 xFIP proved prescient. The former starter began the season in a setup role for the Royals, lacking the good fortune Lady Luck bestowed upon him the previous season. It wasn't long before the southpaw worked only in mop-up scenarios with the occasional spot start. A week before the July 31 trade deadline, Wood, along with his 6.91 ERA and 1.82 WHIP, was shipped to San Diego in a multi-player deal. Wood was inserted into the Padres' rotation where he fared slightly better, posting a still-terrible 6.71 ERA and 1.66 WHIP. The Padres released Wood, but he eventually landed with the Tigers on a minor-league deal and will compete in spring training for a role as an innings eater.
Wood (knee) was released by the Tigers on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. This isn't all too surprising, as Wood is expected to miss the entire 2018 season after tearing his ACL and medial meniscus during his Grapefruit League debut last week. He's set to undergo surgery to repair his knee Wednesday, after which he'll turn his attention to getting ready for the 2019 season.
Wood is scheduled to have surgery on his knee Wednesday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. As expected, Wood is set to go under the knife after suffering a torn ACL and a torn medial meniscus during his Grapefruit League debut last week. The 31-year-old will now turn his attention towards rehabbing for 2019 as he's expected to miss the entire 2018 campaign while recovering.
Wood, who was spotted on crutches Saturday at Tigers' camp, said he is hoping to have surgery on his knee early next week, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Wood tore his ACL and medial meniscus in Thursday's spring training game while attempting to catch an opponent in a rundown between bases. The lefty, who joined Detroit in the offseason, is most likely out for the season and will turn his attention to rehabbing for 2019.
Wood suffered a torn ACL and medial meniscus in Thursday's spring training game, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. The injury occurred while Wood was attempting to catch an opposing player in a rundown during the third inning, and he fell to the ground in obvious pain. Beck notes that Wood is weighing surgical options, but it appears that the lefty's first season in a Detroit uniform has come to a very early end.
Wood (finger) threw live batting practice Tuesday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Wood was previously unable to take part in catching and fielding drills during camp until he had pins removed Monday from his broken right index finger, which he injured in a January hunting accident. The lefty had been able to stay on track with his throwing program even while he was unable to catch, but now that he's able to defend his position, he shouldn't face any restrictions in his bid to win a back-end rotation spot or role as a long man out of the Detroit bullpen.