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June 2, 2015 07:10 PM
Twins release Tim Wood
by Jack Moore |

The Twins have released pitcher Tim Wood, the club announced Wednesday. Wood pitched just 9 1/3 innings in the minor leagues for Minnesota before arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder ended his season.

June 2, 2015 07:41 PM
Tim Wood's season is over
by Jeff Lippman |

Twins reliever Tim Wood will undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Aug. 22 in Chicago, the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports Wednesday. Wood, who signed a minor league contract last winter and was pitching with Triple-A Rochester, is officially done for the season. 

"He said he still had pain in the front of his shoulder," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "He wasn't comfortable throwing. You won't see him in a Twins uni this year."

The 30-year-old Wood, who is on the 60-day disabled list, is a pending free agent. It is unlikely the Twins will sign him again. 

June 2, 2015 10:40 AM
Twins transfer Tim Wood to 60-day disabled list
by Jack Moore |

The Twins have transferred pitcher Tim Wood to the 60-day disabled list, the club announced Friday.

The club needed his roster spot to call up Samuel Deduno to pitch Friday's game against Detroit. Wood has been dealing with a shoulder and back injury all season. He is expected to go on a rehab assignment sometime in the next week. Wood will be eligible to return May 30.

June 2, 2015 10:45 AM
Tim Wood will try to rehab in 10 days
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Twins reliever Tim Wood,  who is on the 15-day disabled list, was diagnosed with rotator cuff inflammation and biceps tendinitis, assistant general manager Rob Antony told MLB.com Sunday. Wood is expected to start another rehab assignment in 10 days. 

June 2, 2015 10:48 AM
MRI comes back clean for Tim Wood
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The MRI on Twins reliever Tim Wood's shoulder came back clean, according to MLB.com. He's headed back to Minnesota for a precautionary second opinion.

Wood was on a rehab assignment before it ended because of soreness in his shoulder.

June 2, 2015 10:52 AM
Tim Wood scheduled for MRI
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Twins reliever Tim Wood is expected to undergo an MRI on his throwing shoulder Wednesday, according to the Pioneer Press. Wood has been on the disabled list all season.

June 2, 2015 10:55 AM
Tim Wood suffers a setback
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

Twins reliever Tim Wood had his rehab assignment rescinded Thursday after he came down with soreness in his shoulder. Wood has been on the disabled list since spring training due to a rotator cuff strain.

He will be re-evaluated at Triple-A Rochester, but he is not expected to be activated off the disabled list next week, as originally expected, according to the Star Tribune

June 2, 2015 11:17 AM
Tim Wood rained out in rehab outing
by Jeff Lippman |

Twins reliever Tim Wood, who is on the DL retroactive to March 24 with a right rotator cuff strain, couldn't pitch for Triple-A Rochester Friday as planned due to rain, MLB.com reports.

Wood has appeared in two games for Class A Fort Myers and has thrown 1 1/3 innings with five hits, three runs and a walk allowed. He's yet to appear in a game for Minnesota this season.

June 2, 2015 11:21 AM
Tim Wood begins Class A rehab assignment
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Twins reliever Tim Wood, on the 15-day disabled list with a rotator cuff strain, began his Class A rehab assignment Tuesday.

Wood pitched just one inning and allowed three hits and a run but escaped with the win for Fort Myers.

"Wood threw an inning for the Miracle and will probably pitch tomorrow or the next day," Twins general manager Terry Ryan told MLB.com.

June 2, 2015 11:22 AM
Tim Wood set to begin rehab assignment
by Jeff Lippman |

Twins reliever Tim Wood, who has been on the disabled list with a rotator cuff strain, is set to begin a rehab assignment with Class A Fort Myers Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. 

Wood will likely head to Triple-A Rochester following that assignment. 

June 2, 2015 11:24 AM
Tim Wood nearing rehab assignment
by Ed Gauna |

Twins pitcher Tim Wood, on the 15-day disabled list, made his second appearance at extended spring training on Saturday. He worked two innings and will pitch in back-to-back games next week before heading out on a minor-league rehab assignment.

Wood has been out due to a rotator cuff strain.

June 2, 2015 11:29 AM
Tim Wood making progress with injury
by Jeff Lippman |

Twins injured pitcher Tim Wood (shoulder) threw a second bullpen session Monday, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The pitcher could be ready to pitch in an extended spring training game as soon as Thursday. 

Wood was placed on the 15-day DL prior to the season after competing all spring for a spot in the Minnesota bullpen. He last appeared in the majors in 2011 with Pittsburgh, where he posted a 5.63 ERA in eight innings.

June 2, 2015 11:40 AM
Twins place Tim Wood on 15-day DL
by Jack Moore |

The Twins have placed pitcher Tim Wood on the 15-day DL with a rotator cuff strain, the club announced Friday. 

Wood was competing for a spot in the Twins bullpen this spring and posted a 4.91 ERA and 2.5 K/BB in 11 innings. He last appeared in the majors in 2011 with Pittsburgh, where he posted a 5.63 ERA in eight innings.

June 2, 2015 11:44 AM
Twins not rushing Tim Wood or Samuel Deduno
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Monday pitchers Tim Wood (rotator cuff strain) and Samuel Deduno (groin) remain shut down, according to MLB.com. There is no timetable for a return for either pitcher.

"Unfortunately, the timing is not good for either one of them," Ryan said.

MLB.com reports Wood is expected to begin the year on the 15-day DL and Deduno will likely begin the year in Triple-A after he recovers from his injury.

June 2, 2015 11:45 AM
Injury chops down Tim Wood
by Bill Passonno |

Twins relief pitcher Tim Wood was diagnosed with a strained right rotator cuff on Sunday and will be sidelined indefinitely, MLB.com reports. Wood made nine appearances for Minnesota this spring while competing for a spot in the bullpen and posted a 4.91 ERA over 11 innings.

June 2, 2015 11:58 AM
Twins add Wood to bullpen mix
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

The Twins signed reliever Tim Wood to a minor league deal Saturday, according to MLBTradeRumors.com. Wood has pitched in the majors for the Pirates and Marlins, but he spent all of 2012 with Triple-A Indianpolis, where he went 6-6 with a 2.19 ERA and 21 saves.