Travis Wood SP CHC 24 Days

Wood may be traded before the beginning of camp, David Kaplan of CSN Chicago speculates.

The Phillies are reportedly interested in Wood, who could get dealt along with Welington Castillo. The Cubs may be interested in signing James Shields, which could make Wood expendable. Teams may be interested in the Travis Wood of 2013, but he fell back to earth in 2014, finishing 8-13 with a 5.03 ERA.

Travis Wood SP CHC 1 Month

Wood avoided arbitration with the Cubs by agreeing to a one-year, $5.685 million deal, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Despite a 5.03 ERA and 1.532 WHIP, Wood could still be valued by the Cubs due to his age (27) and his status as a young pitcher for an organization in need of them. He could also have value as a future trade chip.

Travis Wood SP CHC 5 Months

Wood struggled in his final start of the season, allowing seven runs�six earned�in five innings.

Wood managed to strike out eight in the outing, but allowed eight hits as well. The lefty ends his disappointing season with a 8-13 record, 5.03 ERA and 1.53 WHIP.

Travis Wood SP CHC 5 Months

Wood will make his final start of the season Monday against the Cardinals, the Daily Herald's Bruce Miles reports.

The Cubs want to give their young pitchers some extra opportunities in the final week, so owners will only get one more start out of Wood this season. The Chicago pitcher to target on waiver wires heading into the final week is Kyle Hendricks, who will start Tuesday against St. Louis and will also pitch the season finale Sept. 28 in Milwaukee.

Travis Wood SP CHC 6 Months

Wood was strong in a no-decision Monday, throwing six shutout innings against the Reds.

It was a much-needed bounce-back outing for Wood, who allowed seven runs in 1.2 innings his last start. Wood has been more bad than good this season, registering a 4.86 ERA and 1.52 WHIP. Wood takes the hill against the Dodgers this weekend.

Travis Wood SP CHC 6 Months

Wood allowed seven runs on nine hits and a walk in just 1.2 inning of work in the Cubs' 14-4 loss to the Pirates on Sunday.

The seven runs tie Wood's season-high for an outing. He also allowed a season-high three home runs in the start. He's now lost three of five starts. His ERA has risen to 5.15 on the year.

Travis Wood SP CHC 6 Months

Wood allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two in just 4.2 innings in the Cubs' 9-6 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

Wood had been relatively consistent before Sunday, allowed 11 runs in his last five starts. It was his shortest start since July 2. His ERA sits a 4.81 for the year. He'll be back on the mound Saturday to face the Pirates.

Travis Wood SP CHC 6 Months

Wood was on point Tuesday against the Reds, giving up no runs on two hits and a walk while striking out five batters in the Cubs' 3-0 victory.

With the dazzling showing, Wood was able to pick up his first victory in more than two months, snapping a six-game losing streak. By traditional metrics (8-11, 4.72 ERA, 1.48 WHIP), Wood hasn't been particularly great this season, but his 4.12 FIP and .314 BABIP suggests he could be in line for something of a bounce-back in 2015.

Travis Wood SP CHC 6 Months

Wood gave up four runs and eight hits over six innings in Thursday's regularly scheduled game against San Francisco. He issued just one walk and struck out six.

Wood has been very inconsistent this season, and hasn't pitched more than six innings in any of his last 10 starts. He's actually increased his strikeout rate from the previous three seasons, although his current 3.95 BB/9IP would be a career worst. He'll square off against the Reds on the road in his next start.

Travis Wood SP CHC 7 Months

Wood gave up three runs on four hits and four walks over 5.1 innings in Friday's loss to the Mets. He struck out five and allowed a homer to Eric Campbell that was the big blow in the game.

Two walks to David Wright and Lucas Duda came back to haunt Wood before Campbell's homer, with all three coming in to score. "Walks killed me," Wood said. "If you take out half the walks, it'd be a pretty solid game. That was the game. I had the two walks to start the fourth and the guy hit the ball out of the park. I gave up four hits, and one of them happened to be a long ball with two walks, and that was the game."