Blake Wood RP CIN 2 weeks ago

Wood gave up two runs on a hit and a walk while retiring one batter (on an appeal play) in Wednesday's win over the Rockies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Wood came in after Raisel Iglesias gave up what appeared to be a game-tying hit. But after Wood entered the game, the Reds appealed that Rockies catcher Dustin Garneau missed third base, and had Wood throw to appeal. That appeal was upheld, and Wood was credited with the out. Wood might get further opportunities in the late innings while the Reds sort out their closer job, but he's yet to demonstrate that he's capable of handling the job well.

Blake Wood RP CIN 4 weeks ago

Wood earned his first win since 2011 with a scoreless ninth inning against the Phillies on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 30-year-old worked around a one-out walk to keep the game at 2-1, and Cincinnati would rally in the bottom of the frame to give Wood his seventh career win. He spent all of last year with the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate, and barely made the Reds' roster after a rough spring. Chances are, Wood will work primarily in the middle innings this season, bridging the gap to Jumbo Diaz, Tony Cingrani and closer J.J. Hoover.

Blake Wood RP CIN 1 month ago

Wood was the Reds' only major league free agent signing this offseason, but he has really struggled this spring and isn't guaranteed an Opening Day roster spot. Wood has allowed nine runs on 17 hits and five walks over nine innings this spring.

Competitive Edge Analysis

All but three spots are wide open in that bullpen. Wood's struggles will hurt, but the lack of pedigree on the roster help his chances.

Blake Wood RP CIN 2 months ago

Wood allowed two hits, including a homer, and a walk in his one inning of work against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Wood doesn't have a guaranteed job coming into the regular season. "No one here, outside of [J.J.] Hoover, is really afforded to think they've made the bullpen. I think that they all understand that," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "These guys are busting their tail not just to get their work in and their arms in Opening Day shape, but they're competing for jobs on the team. I don't think there is any shortage of effort. Sometimes, I do think it takes some time to settle in."

Blake Wood RP CIN 11 months ago

Wood has 14 saves and a 2.82 ERA in 22.1 innings for the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians.

The 29-year-old has pitched well since taking over closer duties from John Holdzkom, who is currently on the disabled list. Wood has one career save in the major leagues, but the Bucs have shown an ability to resurrect careers. It's possible Wood makes an appearance in Pittsburgh's pen sometime this summer, though his role probably wouldn't involve many counting stats.

Blake Wood RP CIN 1 year ago

Wood was reassigned to minor-league camp Tuesday.

A non-roster invitee to spring training, Wood was never more than a long shot to earn a spot in the Opening Day bullpen. If he is eventually called up to the Pirates, he'll likely be used in low-leverage situations.

Blake Wood RP CIN 1 year ago

Wood signed a minor league deal with the Pirates on Tuesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

Wood was scooped up by the Royals last season after being designated for assignment by the Indians in May, but the right-hander was never able to ascend to the big league level after recording a 6.38 ERA over 18.1 innings at Triple-A Omaha. He'll now receive an opportunity to compete for a bullpen spot in Pittsburgh, though if he earns a job, it will likely be in middle relief.

Blake Wood RP CIN 2 years ago

Wood was outrighted to Triple-A Omaha on Thursday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Wood went unclaimed off waivers after he was designated for assignment earlier in the month. He'll be a free agent in the offseason and will look to land a minor league contract.

Blake Wood RP CIN 2 years ago

Wood was designated for assignment Monday, Josh Vernier of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

Wood will join Chris Dwyer as the two who will give up their spots on the 40-man roster for Carlos Peguero and Brandon Finnegan, whose contracts were selected by the Royals on Monday. He will have to pass through waivers and then will likely stick with Triple-A Omaha.

Blake Wood RP CIN 2 years ago

Royals claimed RHP Blake Wood off waivers from the Indians.

Wood was designated for assignment by Cleveland last Tuesday. He allowed five earned runs in 6 1/3 innings for the Indians and probably won't suddenly find success with the Royals. The right-hander was a third-round pick of Kansas City in the 2006 MLB Amateur Draft.