Travis Wood P CHC 2 days ago

Wood pitched 0.2 innings in Sunday's loss to the Braves, walking one batter and retiring two others.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Having appeared in 11 games this season, Wood is continuing to show his value to the Cubs by shutting down batters in short stints out of the bullpen. The only blemish on his game logs this season is an outing where he surrendered two runs in less than one inning. Apart from that game, Wood hasn't given up any runs and is carrying a 0.95 WHIP and 9.95 K/9.

Travis Wood P CHC 1 month ago

Wood struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning against the Angels on Monday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Wood likely won't pitch in the ninth inning in close Cubs wins this year, but he came into the game with a nine-run lead.

Travis Wood P CHC 2 months ago

Wood pitched two innings Friday against the White Sox, striking out three and walking one.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Wood has been stretched out a tad this spring, never pitching fewer than two innings in any of his appearances, but he's ticketed for the Cubs' bullpen, especially with Kyle Hendricks pitching so well.

Travis Wood P CHC 2 months ago

Wood will start in the Cubs' spring opener Thursday, the team's official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

In what many are hoping will be a historic season in Chicago, Wood gets the honor of getting the ball rolling. He's not really a candidate for the starting rotation, though he may get a few spot starts this year if necessary.

Travis Wood P CHC 2 months ago

Wood will be stretched out this spring, Carrie Muskat of the Cubs' official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Wood was a revelation as a reliever last year after a less-than-stellar career as a starter. He's not likely to win a rotation job in Chicago, but he'll have to be ready to go if the Cubs' rotation is hit by injuries.

Travis Wood P CHC 4 months ago

Wood agreed to terms with the Cubs on a one-year, $6.17 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Wood shifted over to a primarily bullpen role in 2015, making just nine starts compared to 45 appearances out of the bullpen. He figures to return to the pen next season to hold down a key role in long relief.

Travis Wood P CHC 7 months ago

Wood earned his third save by recording two outs in the ninth inning in a 4-1 victory over the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Wood has been spectacular in September, surrendering only one earned run during the month, and notching multiple strikeout efforts in seven of 10 appearances. He is also two-for-two in save opportunities and has generated an outstanding 0.64 ERA. Wood's precise role in the postseason is yet to be determined, but he will undoubtedly continue to serve as a key component of the Cubs bullpen.

Travis Wood P CHC 8 months ago

Wood allowed one run on two hits and two walks while striking out three over 2.2 innings in Saturday's start.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He tossed 46 pitches as the first man up in a bullpen day for the Cubs and did an adequate job. Expect Wood to head back to long relief after this outing.

Travis Wood P CHC 8 months ago

Wood will start Saturday's game against the Cardinals, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Wood pitched Thursday night in relief, so it's likely he will only pitch a few innings maximum in the contest. He's likely just a temporary fill-in, and he probably won't start many or any more games down the stretch.

Travis Wood P CHC 8 months ago

Wood picked up his second save of the season in a 9-6 victory over the Pirates on Thursday, striking out five of the six batters he faced over two innings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Wood has actually now whiffed 10 of the last 18 batters he's faced over two appearances, racking up an absurd 56 percent strikeout rate over that period. Thursday's game also marked the sixth consecutive trip to the mound in which Wood has not surrendered an earned run, and he turned in a highly efficient effort after throwing 53 pitches over three innings in a Sep. 12 spot start against the Phillies. Wood's outstanding 10.76 K/9 rate continues to serve as the most valuable asset he brings to the mound in each appearance.