Travis Wood
P CHC
4 weeks ago

Wood has pitched just one-third of an inning so far in August.

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs recently added Aroldis Chapman, Mike Montgomery, Joe Nathan, and Joe Smith to their bullpen, so someone had to lose playing time. Right now, that someone appears to be Wood, who made 52 appearances through July 31. With a 2.68 ERA and 1.10 WHIP, Wood isn't done yet, but he was likely getting leaned on too much, so his opportunities may continue to dwindle over the season's final months.

Travis Wood
P CHC
2 months ago

Wood struck out one over 1.1 scoreless innings against the Mets on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Wood got four outs but only faced three hitters Saturday, as he induced the first batter he faced in relief of Jake Arrieta to hit into a double play. He's been a valuable part of the Cubs' pen this year, earning a 2.14 ERA and 0.92 WHIP in 33.2 innings.

Travis Wood
P CHC
3 months ago

Wood (3-0) played the role of hero on Monday, tossing four perfect innings of relief against the Dodgers after starter Jason Hammel left with injury.

EDGE Analysis

Wood combined with three other relievers to no-hit the Dodgers for the final seven innings of the Memorial Day matinee. The lefty has been magnificent out of the bullpen in 2016, registering a 2.79 ERA and 0.93 WHIP. He could be an option to start down the road if the Cubs suffer an injury in the rotation.

Travis Wood
P CHC
3 months ago

Wood pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and earned the win in the Cubs' 2-1 victory over the Brewers in 13 innings Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Wood actually drove in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded walk in the the top of the 13th. While he's walked five batters and hit another in just 11 innings this year, opposing hitters are hitting just .195 against him, keeping his ERA in a safe area.

Travis Wood
P CHC
4 months ago

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

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
5 months ago

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

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
5 months ago

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

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
6 months ago

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

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
6 months ago

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

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
8 months ago

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

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.