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Twins' Hunter Wood: Inks minors deal with Twins
Wood signed a minor-league contract with the Twins on Thursday, Aaron Gleeman of The Athletic reports.
The 28-year-old reliever has spent parts of four seasons in the majors, posting a 3.34 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 92 innings. He had elbow surgery last summer.... See More ... See Less
Hunter Wood: Becomes free agent
Wood (elbow) elected free agency after clearing outright waivers Saturday.
Wood spent the final three months of the 2021 campaign on the injured list after he underwent elbow surgery in late June. He recorded a 3.60 ERA and 0.80 WHIP in five innings across five relief appearances in 2021, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be ready for spring training in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Hunter Wood: Undergoes elbow surgery
Wood underwent surgery on his right elbow Monday, Chris Halicke of SI.com reports.
The surgery wasn't Tommy John but was still a serious one. He's expected to miss at least eight months, placing his return date sometime during next year's spring training.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Hunter Wood: Shifts to 60-day injured list
Wood (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday.
Wood hit the 10-day injured list in late May with an elbow issue which has since been diagnosed as a mild UCL sprain. The injury is evidently serious enough to keep him out for at least two months, so he won't return until late July at the earliest. The transaction clears a spot on the Rangers' 40-man roster for the team to claim Tyson Miller off waivees.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Hunter Wood: Heads to injured list
The Rangers placed Wood (elbow) on the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
Wood's MRI must have yielded concerning results after he exited Saturday's appearance. Pitchers Demarcus Evans and Wes Benjamin were recalled to replace Wood and Kyle Gibson (groin), who was also placed on the IL on Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Hunter Wood: MRI on tap
Wood (elbow) will undergo an MRI after leaving Saturday's game, Manny Randhawa of MLB.com reports.
Wood retired the first two batters faced before issuing a walk and a wild pitch and was removed following that sequence. If a stint on the injured list is required, manager Chris Woodward hinted the club would call up Demarcus Evans from Triple-A Round Rock.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Hunter Wood: Managing elbow tightness
Wood was removed from Saturday's game against the Astros with right elbow tightness.
The 27-year-old recorded two outs and issued one walk during the seventh inning Saturday before exiting the contest. Wood will be evaluated further Sunday and figures to be unavailable for the series finale versus Houston.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Hunter Wood: Makes Texas debut
Wood allowed two runs on two hits and struck out one over 1.1 innings in Saturday's 6-5 loss to the Astros.
Wood made his Rangers debut and pitched in an MLB game for the first time since 2019. He entered with the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth inning and got Yuli Gurriel to fly out. The right-hander then allowed a two-run home run to Kyle Tucker in the seventh. He can be a righty option in a lefty-centric bullpen, and manager Chris Woodward told Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News that Wood could open Wednesday's game against the Yankees. The Rangers have not yet announced a starter for that game, which normally would be Kohei Arihara's (finger) turn.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Hunter Wood: Called up to big leagues
The Rangers selected Wood's contract Saturday from Triple-A Round Rock.
The righty last appeared in the big leagues in 2019, when he pitched 45.1 innings between the Rays and Indians. Wood has allowed one earned run in 2.2 minor-league innings this season, and he takes the roster spot of left-handed pitcher Wes Benjamin, whom the Rangers optioned to Round Rock.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Hunter Wood: Left off Opening Day roster
The Rangers reassigned Wood to their alternate training site Thursday.
Wood and Hyeon-Jong Yang were the Rangers' final cuts on the pitching side as the team trimmed its roster to 26 men ahead of Opening Day. The 27-year-old right-hander had most recently appeared in the majors in 2019, logging a 2.98 ERA and 1.28 WHIP across 45.1 innings between Tampa Bay and Cleveland.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Hunter Wood: Heads to Texas
Wood signed with the Rangers as a non-roster invitee Tuesday.
Wood owns a 3.32 ERA in 86.2 career big-league innings, striking out 21.6 percent of opposing batters while walking 8.0 percent. He spent last season with Cleveland but failed to make the team's active roster at any point during the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Hunter Wood: Removed from 40-man roster
Wood was outrighted to Cleveland's alternate training site Saturday, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Wood was designated for assignment Thursday and passed through waivers unclaimed. While he remains in the team's player pool, the fact that he's no longer on the 40-man roster means he's one step further away from his next big-league appearance.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Hunter Wood: Moved to alternate camp
Wood was optioned to Cleveland's alternate camp site Wednesday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Dominic Leone and Cam Hill beat out Wood for the final spots in Cleveland's Opening Day bullpen. The 26-year-old Wood, who posted a 2.98 ERA and 1.28 WHIP across 45.1 innings last season, figures to join the big-league bullpen when a fresh arm is needed.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Hunter Wood: Returns to action
Wood (calf) allowed an unearned run on two hits while striking out two over one inning Thursday night against the Yankees.
Wood was forced to leave Monday's matchup against Boston after suffering a right calf contusion, but after a few days off, he was given the green light to return to the mound. He's posted a 2.08 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with 29 strikeouts over 34.2 innings this season for Cleveland.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Hunter Wood: Diagnosed with bruised calf
Wood left Monday night's game against the Red Sox with a right calf contusion, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Wood appears to have avoided a significant injury, and he'll likely be monitored on a daily basis moving forward. His availability for the remainder of the series should become more clear in the coming days.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Hunter Wood: Struck by comebacker
Wood left Monday's game against the Red Sox after being hit in the right leg with a comebacker, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
Wood looked as though he wanted to stay in the game, but manager Terry Francona elected to play it safe by removing the right-hander. He'll be considered day-to-day until the extent of Wood's injury is revealed.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Hunter Wood: Returns to majors
Wood was recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Saturday, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Wood was optioned to Columbus on Thursday but makes a quick return to the majors since A.J. Cole (shoulder) is headed to the injured list. The 25-year-old has fired three scoreless frames since being acquired by the Indians ahead of the trade deadline.... See More ... See Less
Indians' Hunter Wood: Optioned to Triple-A
Wood was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday.
Wood is likely unavailable for a day or two after firing two scoreless innings during Cleveland's bullpen game Wednesday, so he'll head back to the minors in exchange for a fresh bullpen arm (Josh Smith). In two appearances for the Indians since being acquired from the Rays at the end of July, Wood has allowed two hits while striking out three across three scoreless innings.... See More ... See Less
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