Blake Wood RP PIT 4 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 PIT 6 months 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 PIT 10 months 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 PIT 1 year 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 PIT 1 year 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 PIT 1 year 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.

Blake Wood RP PIT 1 year ago

Indians designated RHP Blake Wood for assignment.

Wood allowed five earned runs in 6 1/3 innings of relief earlier this season with the Indians. The 28-year-old righty will probably pass through waivers unclaimed.

Blake Wood RP PIT 1 year ago

Indians optioned RHP Blake Wood to Triple-A Akron.

The Indians needed to create room on the roster as they activated DH Jason Giambi from the disabled list. Wood struggled over seven relief appearances, allowing five runs in 6 1/3 innings, walking as many as he struck out (seven).

Blake Wood RP PIT 2 years ago

Blake Wood has won a spot in the Indians' bullpen.

Wood, who missed all of 2012 and most of 2013 coming back from Tommy John surgery, posted a 0.93 ERA and 11/6 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings this spring. He'll pitch in middle relief.

Blake Wood RP PIT 2 years ago

Indians avoided arbitration with RHP Blake Wood by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financial terms aren't known yet. Wood missed all of 2012 and a good chunk of 2013 while coming back from Tommy John surgery, but he'll have a good shot at breaking spring training as a part of the Tribe's bullpen. He throws hard but needs to get his walks under control.