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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||175.00||8.00||12.00||0.00||4.11||1.33||146.00||62.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Milwaukee|| 15.1||1||2|| 8.22||0||7||14|
|vs LHB|| 48.0||0||0|| 4.13||0||11||44|
|vs RHB|| 125.2||0||0|| 5.37||0||65||102|
|Last 10 Games|
Cubs' Travis Wood looking to bounce back after down 2014
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/5/15) After earning an All-Star bid in 2013, Cubs pitcher Travis Wood struggled last season, going 8-13 with a 5.03 ERA and 146:76 K:BB ratio in 173 2/3 innings.
"You always learn more when you fail than when you succeed, and I learned a lot last year about how to go about when you fail, picking yourself back up and getting back after it," Wood said Thursday, per MLB.com. "That’s what we took into the offseason."
Wood is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation after he was not included in the quartet manager Joe Maddon initially named to the rotation.
"There is [a purpose] — the purpose is to not have a year like last year," Wood said. "I know I’m a good pitcher and just have to get back to the basics of attacking the zone and trusting your stuff."
Wood pitched two perfect innings in his spring debut Thursday, striking out two batters.
Jackson, Wood among five vying for final spot in Cubs' rotation
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/2/15) With Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicating Monday that Kyle Hendricks has a spot in the rotation locked up behind Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel, that leaves Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson, Felix Doubront, Jacob Turner and Tsuyoshi Wada vying for the final spot in the team's rotation.
“Everybody understands what’s going on here. There are no dummies," Maddon said, per MLB.com. “The line I like is that, I’m not going to lie to you. If I tell you the truth, you might be upset with me for about a week or two but then you’re going to be OK. But if I lie to you, you’re going to hate me forever.
“They’re very competitive and the fact we have a lot of folks for some really narrow choices, it’s going to be an interesting spring. I know that competition normally brings out the best in everyone.”
Cubs, SP Travis Wood reach arbitration settlement
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) The Cubs and starter Travis Wood agreed to a one-year, $5.685 million contract, avoiding arbitration, reports ESPN. Wood is coming off a down season in 2014 following an All-Star campaign in 2013. Wood went 8-13 with a 5.03 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 31 starts last season.
|2014 summary: Travis Wood let down owners looking for a repeat of his career-best 2013 campaign, as he turned in his worst season yet. The lefty tacked on nearly two runs to his ERA, which rose from 3.11 to 5.03, as he walked a career-high 3.9 batters per nine innings and stranded only 69 percent of his baserunners. Wood also had the apparent misfortune of allowing a .312 batting average on ground balls, which helped to expand his WHIP to 1.53.|
Playing time status: Wood will compete for a spot in the Cubs' rotation, though he may be no more than their No. 4 or 5 starter. In any event, Wood has pitched more than 175 innings only once, so he's not exactly an innings-eater.
2015 outlook: Though he should have better luck with ground balls this season, Wood's suspect control and flyball-prone ways could make for another long year. He will only be worth drafting in NL-only leagues.
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