Woods was outrighted off the 40-man roster by the Royals on Tuesday but will remain with the organization after the team sent a player to be named later or cash considerations to the Rays in exchange for his rights. Woods was selected in the Rule 5 draft back in December. Ordinarily, Rule 5 picks must be offered back to their original team if they're removed from the active roster, but the drafting team can also make a trade to retain their rights, as the Royals did here. Woods recorded an excellent 1.88 ERA last season, but that came all the way down at the High-A level, the highest level he's reached thus far.
Woods is fully recovered from the left lateral and high ankle sprains he suffered in late February, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. The 25-year-old sustained the sprains in a spring training game and was limited to light throwing when operations were suspended in March. Woods was selected by the Royals during the Rule 5 draft in the offseason, so while healthy he'll need to be on the active roster or he'll be returned to the Rays.
Woods (ankle) posted a video on his Instagram account Wednesday featuring him throwing off a mound, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. Woods' ability to get back on the bump indicates he's progressing well from the left high-ankle sprain that he suffered in late February. The right-hander is expected to fill a low-leverage role in the bullpen this season for Kansas City, which selected him in the Rule 5 draft in December.
Woods is recovering from left lateral and high ankle sprains and is limited to light throwing, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports. The 24-year-old sustained the injuries during a spring game at the end of February, putting his availability for the start of the regular season in doubt. Woods was selected during the Rule 5 draft by the Royals in December, so he'll need to be on the major-league roster once healthy to remain in the organization.
Woods suffered a sprained left ankle during Saturday's spring training game against the Mariners, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Woods left in the middle of an at-bat Saturday after spraining his ankle, though the exact severity of the injury is still unknown. The 24-year-old was selected in the Rule 5 draft from the Rays' organization and is competing for a major-league roster spot this spring after recording a 1.88 ERA and a 79:33 K:BB over 86.1 innings with High-A Charlotte in 2019.
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