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40 Alex Wood SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/215 | Birthdate: 1/12/1991 | Birthplace: Charlotte, NC | Bats/Throws: R/L | Team: Los Angeles | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 91/62 | Average Draft Position: 65.38
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New Dodgers SP Alex Wood to make team debut, start Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/2015) Alex Wood will make his Dodgers debut when he starts Tuesday's game against the Phillies, according to ESPN.com. The left-hander was acquired from the Braves on Thursday as part of a three-team deal. He was 7-6 with a 3.54 ERA in 20 starts with the Braves prior to the trade.


Dodgers snag strong starters in deal with Marlins, Braves


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2015) The Dodgers have snagged several veterans in a just-completed three-way trade filled with prospects, per Yahoo Sports.

They receive starting pitchers Alex Wood and Bronson Arroyo and relievers Luis Avilan and Jim Johnson, as well as minor league utility infielder Jose Peraza from the Braves. They also get first baseman Michael Morse and starting pitcher Mat Latos from the Marlins.

The Dodgers sent several prospects to both teams. First baseman Hector Olivera, lefty Paco Rodriguez and starting pitcher Zachary Bird head to Atlanta while pitchers Victor Araujo and Angel Guzman go to Miami.

The keys are Wood and Latos, who will likely immediately join the Los Angeles rotation, as well as Johnson, who has been used as the Atlanta closer.

The 24-year-old Wood hasn't performed as well this season as he did in 2014, but he is 7-6 with a 3.54 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 119 1/3 innings.

Latos is 4-7 with a 4.48 ERA, but has come on strong. He has allowed just six earned runs in his last 26 innings pitched.

Johnson has nine saves, but will almost certainly be used behind Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen.


Report: Dodgers, Marlins, Braves working on three-team deal


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/30/2015) The Braves, Dodgers and Marlins are in the working stages of a three-team, nine-player deal. According to reports, the Braves are expected to send top prospect Jose Peraza , left-hander Alex Wood and relievers Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan to the Dodgers.

In return, the Braves would receive prospect Hector Olivera , lefty reliever Paco Rodriguez and minor-league pitcher Zach Bird from the Dodgers, and a 2016 draft pick from the Marlins.

The Marlins are also sending right-hander Mat Latos and first baseman Michael Morse to the Dodgers in exchange for three minor-league pitchers--right-handers Jeff Brigham, Victor Araujo and Kevin Guzman.

None of the three teams have officially announced the deal as of yet. 


Braves SP Alex Wood victim of non-support in no-decision


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2015) At least one Atlanta batter reached base in six of the first eight innings Monday night in Baltimore. If just one of them had scored, Braves starter Alex Wood probably would have been celebrating a victory.

Instead, he lamented a no-decision, particularly after his team went down to defeat in extra innings.

Wood yielded a mere three hits in pitching shutout ball for 7 1/3 innings. He walked two, fanned seven and retired 12 batters in a row at one point.

The left-hander, who managed his finest effort since June 28, has lowered his ERA to 3.54.


Braves' Alex Wood survives shaky start to pick up seventh win


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/21/2015) Braves young left-hander Alex Wood struggled with his command, but managed to pick up his seventh win of the season in Tuesday's 4-3 victory over the Dodgers. Wood allowed three runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings of work. He walked four and struck out three, throwing just 59 of his 107 pitches for strikes. 

Wood improved his record to 7-6, but was fortunate to come away with the win. Wood gave up a solo home run to Justin Turner in the first inning to put the Braves down 1-0 early. But the Braves were able to score two in the bottom half to take the lead. 

The next inning, Wood allowed another solo homer, this time to Yasiel Puig. The Braves tied it up, but again Wood coughed up the lead in the fifth. The Braves' bats bailed him out one last time, and they were able to hold on for the one-run victory.

The four walks match a season-high for Wood, whose ERA sits at 3.78 following Tuesday's game. 


Braves SP Alex Wood hit hard in loss


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Braves starter Alex Wood, who was limited to just two pitches by a rain delay during his start Thursday, didn't make it out of the sixth inning during Sunday's 11-3 loss to the Rockies. 

Wood gave up 10 hits and seven runs while throwing exactly 100 pitches. Wood struck out six and walked two to fall to 6-6 on the season. 

Wood has now allowed 20 hits in his last two official starts.


Braves' Alex Wood to start Sunday, Manny Banuelos to pitch in relief


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2015) After throwing just two pitches Thursday against the Rockies due to a lengthy rain delay, Braves starting pitcher Alex Wood will now take the hill for Sunday's series finale. Manny Banuelos, who was slated to make his third career start Sunday, will pitch in relief over the weekend.

"After coming back inside and seeing what the radar was looking like going into game time, I was pretty surprised they wanted to start that game," Wood said of his rain-shortened outing Thursday, per MLB.com.


Rain delay ends Braves' Alex Wood's night after two pitches


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) Braves left-hander Alex Wood was only able to throw two pitches (both balls) on Thursday, before a two-hour rain delay ended his night. Wood did not come back out after the rain stopped, making this by default the shortest outing of his career.

Wood, who did not factor in the decision Thursday against the Rockies, is unlikely to make another appearance before the All-Star break, leaving him with a 3.34 ERA through the first half of the season.


Braves' Alex Wood gives up four runs, gets sixth win on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/4/2015) Braves left-hander Alex Wood was the beneficary of a nine-run explosion by his offense on the Fourth of July. Wood gave up four runs on 10 hits over six innings, but came away with the win in the 9-5 victory over the Phillies.

Wood (6-5, 3.34 ERA) walked two and struck out four. He gave up a three-run home run to Darin Ruf in the fifth inning, but the Braves already had nine runs on the board at that point.

"He had a lot of baserunners, but he battled," said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, per MLB.com. "He bent a little bit, but he didn't give in and he kept us right there, and we were able to give him a little cushion and we end up winning the game."

This is the first time Wood has allowed more than three runs since he allowed four on June 12. 


Braves' Alex Wood on win vs. Pirates: 'My best start of year'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) Braves starting pitcher Alex Wood has spent several weeks making adjustments to his pitching mechanics in order to find the form that made him a successful starter in 2014. Wood admits he might have finally found that form after throwing 7 1/3 scoreless innings during Sunday's 2-1 win against the Pirates.

"This is my best [start] of the year for sure, just in terms of my fastball command, being able to move it in and out," Wood said, per MLB.com. "Today is how I felt during that long stretch that I put together last year. Hopefully, it will carry over the rest of the year."

Wood tied a season-high with eight strikeouts, while allowing five hits and no walks.

"He was pretty much in control the whole game," Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski said. "He had all three of his pitches working and he was moving his fastball around. He was ahead in the count. That's what he can do. When he's right, he can dominate lineups. Today you saw a glimpse of what he can do.

"He threw a lot of fastballs in to a lot of their right-handed hitters that backed them up and made them respect both sides of the plate. He had a lot of strikeouts, especially looking at fastballs that were in on the plate because they were looking out over [the plate]."


Braves SP Alex Wood receives win in Sunday's start


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Braves pitcher Alex Wood was dominate during his start Sunday, which the Braves won 2-1.

Wood did not surrender a run over 7 1/3 innings of work. He also struck out eight and did not walk a batter. He is now 5-5 with a 3.17 ERA.

Sunday's win broke a streak of four starts where Wood did not earn a win. He has now received a quality start in his last three starts.


Braves SP Alex Wood allows 10 hits in Tuesday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Braves pitcher Alex Wood was not sharp during Tuesday's start, which the Braves lost 3-1 to the Nationals.

Wood allowed 10 hits over seven innings of work, but just three runs were scored against Wood. He also struck out two and walked one during the outing. Wood (4-5) now has a 3.44 ERA on the season.

He is now winless in his last four starts, but he tossed quality starts in his last two outings. His next expected start is scheduled for Sunday at Pittsburgh.


Braves SP Alex Wood strikes out seven in no-decision Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/17/2015) Braves left-hander Alex Wood was solid in a no-decision in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Red Sox. Wood worked six innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits. He walked two and struck out seven, as he left with the game tied 2-2. The Braves pushed ahead the go-ahead runs in the seventh, after Wood had departed.

Wood had the lead until he served up a solo home run to Mike Napoli in the sixth inning to tie the game. 

This was a solid bounceback effort for Wood, who gave up seven earned runs over 11 1/3 innings in his previous two starts. He'll try to get back in the win column when he takes on the Nationals on Tuesday in the Nationa's Capital.


Braves SP Alex Wood OK after getting hit in head Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Braves starting pitcher Alex Wood was hit in the head by a baseball while in the outfield fielding flyballs during batting practice Tuesday, according to 680 The Fan. He checked out fine after being evaulated by the medical staff and will make his start Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Wood has lost his last two starts. He is 4-4 with a 3.56 ERA in 12 starts this season.


Alex Wood SP struggles in loss to the Mets on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/12/2015) Braves left-hander Alex Wood was not at his best in a start against the Mets on Friday. Wood pitched into the seventh inning, but gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits over 6 1/3 innings. He walked four and struck out six, as he inflated his ERA to 3.56 in the 5-3 loss.

Wood got into an early hole when he allowed a solo home run to Wilmer Flores in the second inning, and then a two-run shot to John Mayberry in the fourth. After the Braves scored a pair in the top of the fifth, Wood gave up another run in the each of the sixth and seventh innings.

Wood (4-4) has now lost in back-to-back starts following three straight victories. He'll look to turn things around in his next start, scheduled for Wednesday at home against the Red Sox.


Braves SP Alex Wood frustrated by Sunday ejection


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2015) Would Alex Wood allow frustration to get him tossed out of a game?

Alex would.

The Braves left-hander admitted as much after his ejection aided a Pittsburgh victory Sunday afternoon. He was thrown out by home plate umpire Mark Carlson after their interpretations of the strike zone clashed.

Wood's words to Carlson as he walked off the mound in the fifth inning resulted in his dismissal. He believed that opposing pitcher Gerrit Cole was receiving more favorable calls despite having hit Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons with pitches.

"I thought [Cole] was getting some pitches throughout the game that we weren't," Wood told MLB.com. "Especially when you're sitting in the tunnel with the AC, watching it on the TV and when hitting myself.

"I got up there my first at-bat and [Cole] throws two that are below my knees, back to back, and [Carlson] rings me up on it. And then you throw two that are pretty close - one closer than the other - to Cole there that inning and [Carlson calls them balls]."

Wood had allowed three runs in the fifth before his forced removal.

"As I was walking away, I guess he decided that it was going to be good to throw me out of the game, which I didn't think was appropriate," Wood added. "I didn't try to show him up, didn't say anything to him during the inning, didn't even know I got tossed until I got up into the clubhouse."


Braves SP Alex Wood ruins day with bad fifth, ejection


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) All was downright peachy for Braves left-hander Alex Wood in Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Then came the fifth inning.

That was his last inning, not because the Pirates knocked him out, but because he was ejected for complaining to home plate umpire Mark Carlson.

Wood allowed at least one baserunner in three of the first four innings, but emerged unscathed. But a walk to opposing pitcher Gerrit Cole in the fifth angered Wood, who then allowed three runs on four hits. As he walked off the mound, his words to Carlson got him tossed. He finished having thrown 86 pitches.

His poor fifth ended a stretch in which he had allowed just three runs in 26 innings. He will attempt to rebound Friday against the host Mets.


Braves SP Alex Wood earns win during Monday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Braves pitcher Alex Wood only allowed one run on seven hits over eight innings of work during Monday's 8-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

He struck out four and did not walk a batter during the outing. Wood received his fourth win of the season for his effort. His ERA now stands at 3.19.

"It was nice to see [Wood] pitch himself out of that jam in the eighth, first and second and nobody out and here come the big boys," manager Fredi Gonzalez said after the game, per MLB.com. "He was able to get the ground ball and get (Paul) Goldschmidt to fly out to center field. It was a really good outing by Woody tonight."

Wood has pitched at least seven innings and given up a total of three runs in his last three starts.

"The last two starts I'm starting to get everything together, so to speak," Wood said. "And like I said last week, it's more about getting that consistency and repeatability to where I don't have anything to work on any more than just being consistent and repeatable. For me, that's the biggest thing."

His next scheduled start is set for Sunday against the Pirates.


Braves SP Alex Wood confident he is past early-season struggles


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Braves starting pitcher Alex Wood is confident his early-season struggles are behind him. Following Wednesday's win against the Dodgers, the lefty has won his last two starts and has a 2.88 ERA in four May starts.

"It's been a number of things," Wood said, per MLB.com. "The best comparison I can give is just putting the pieces of a puzzle together. You know it's going to click. It's a matter of when and putting those right parts in place. After tonight and [my recent side sessions], I feel like it's really starting to click.

Wood returned to the mound Wednesday after a 10-day layoff due to a stomach virus. He allowed one run on seven hits and two walks, while striking out six in seven innings.

"I'll be honest. I was nervous after not throwing for 10 days and being as sick as I was," Wood said. "It was kind of one of those things where before the game you tell yourself, 'I wonder what is going to happen tonight?'"


Braves' Alex Wood allows one run in win vs. Dodgers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Braves pitcher Alex Wood earned the win on Wednesday after allowing one earned run on seven hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out six in his team's 3-2 victory over the Dodgers.

Wood (3-2) has allowed just one run in back-to-back outings, with both coming on the road, and the only damage he surrendered on Wednesday came on an infield single in the fourth inning. The Dodgers managed six singles in all and no extra-base hits.

Wood owns a 3.50 ERA and 38:18 K:BB ratio in 54 innings. He's scheduled to face the Diamondbacks in Arizona on Monday.


Braves SP Alex Wood feeling better, plans to make next start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Braves right-hander Alex Wood has confirmed that he will make his Wednesday start against the host Dodgers after losing his Friday outing to a virus, 680 The Fan has reported.

Wood, who added that he would be available Saturday out of the bullpen, will probably simply wait until his next start to pitch. He is coming off his finest effort of the year, a seven-inning performance at Miami in which he allowed just one run.


Braves expect Alex Wood (virus) to make next start


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Although Braves pitcher Alex Wood was scratched from Friday's start, manager Fredi Gonzalez said he expects Wood to make his next start Wednesday at the Los Angeles Dodgers, reports the team's radio network.

A stomach virus caused Wood to miss Friday’s start.


Braves SP Alex Wood scratched Friday due to stomach virus


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Braves starting pitcher Alex Wood was scratched from his scheduled start Friday against the Brewers due to a stomach virus. Eric Stults will start in his absence.

Wood headed into Friday's start with a 1-1 record and 3.50 ERA in three May starts. Although, he has struggled at home this season, going 0-2 with a 6.19 ERA in three starts.

Stults, who was moved to the bullpen earlier this week, is 1-4 with a 5.36 ERA in seven starts. The Brewers are batting just .201 against lefties in 2015, which is the second-lowest average in the majors. 


Braves lefty Alex Wood rebounds in sinking Marlins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Braves emerging starter Alex Wood appeared to be on the verge of blowing a rare 5-0 lead provided him Saturday in Miami. But he found his groove and coasted to his second victory.

Wood allowed an RBI groundout in the second and solo homer to Giancarlo Stanton leading off the third. But he yielded just three hits, including two that never left the infield, the rest of the way. He finished having surrendered one earned run on seven this with two walks and one strikeout over seven innings.

The performance by the left-hander was arguably his best this season and ended a stretch in which he gave up 11 runs on 23 hits in 16 innings pitched.

"I'm still working on a lot of things and trying to figure it out," Wood said, per MLB.com. "I'm piecing it together as we go, but as long as we get a 'W' and I throw up some zeroes, I'll take it any day."

Wood will try to take his momentum and run with it next Friday against Milwaukee.


Braves starting pitcher Alex Wood takes no-decision on Sunday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/10/2015) Braves starting pitcher Alex Wood surrendered three runs on eight hits and struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings Sunday for a no-decision against the Nationals.

Wood has now allowed 11 runs in 15 2/3 innings (6.32 ERA) over his last three starts.

"In games like this you feel like you could have done a little more. You think about lots of things. Today is still a loss," Wood said.

Wood also went 3 for 3 with an RBI in the game.

"Woody was a bulldog on the mound and he was in line to get the win," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. '"We've got to mix and match out of the bullpen and we haven't been able to do it."

Wood's next start is set for Saturday in Miami.