Blake Wood
RP LAA
2 weeks ago

Wood agreed to a one-year, $1.45 million deal with the Angels on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Splitting time between the Reds and the Angels last season, Wood posted a 5.45 ERA while striking out 84 over 74.1 innings. That ability to miss bats makes the 32-year-old an intriguing low-to-mid leverage option for the Angels, but he has just two career saves in 257 career appearances in the majors, so don't look for him to work his way into a high-leverage role. The contract includes $50,000 in incentives.

Blake Wood
RP LAA
4 months ago

Wood was added to the Angels' major-league roster, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

After being claimed off waivers from Cincinnati, Wood reported straight to the big-league club, replacing Mike Morin in the bullpen. Wood has had issues with walks this year, but he averages 96 mph with his fastball and misses bats at a strong clip. His 3.67 FIP this season is almost exactly two full runs lower than his ERA.

Blake Wood
RP LAA
4 months ago

Wood was claimed off waivers by the Angels on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels shifted Matt Shoemaker to the 60-day DL to make room for Wood on the roster.He posted a rough 5.65 ERA and 1.62 WHIP over 57.1 innings for the Reds, but the Angels hope they can coax out more of the form that led him to post a solid 3.99 ERA with 81 strikeouts over 76.2 innings in 2016. Expect Wood to report to Triple-A.

Blake Wood
RP LAA
4 months ago

Wood was designated for assignment Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Wood had a treacherous outing Wednesday. In just an inning of work he gave up five runs on three hits and three walks, which drove his ERA and WHIP up to 5.65 and 1.62, respectively. In a corresponding move, the Reds selected Alejandro Chacin's contract from Triple-A Louisville.

Blake Wood
RP LAA
4 months ago

Wood got knocked around by the Cubs in the eighth inning of Tuesday's loss, giving up five runs on three hits and three walks with one strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

He just allowed four runs without recording an out against the Braves on Saturday, and if you add in a similar implosion back on Aug. 11, Wood ha now been walloped for an insane 14 runs (all earned) on 12 hits and five walks in his last 3.2 innings -- a 34.36 ERA and 4.64 WHIP. He'd been due for a course correction in ERA thanks to a WHIP that's been inflated all year long, but this run has been far more egregious than expected.

Blake Wood
RP LAA
5 months ago

Wood has 48 strikeouts with an ERA of 4.08 in 46.1 innings this season.

EDGE Analysis

The strikeouts are down slightly this season for Wood, who is striking out 23.5 percent of batters this year compared to 24.6 percent mark he had last year with Cincinnati. He's only recorded two holds this season, but that can be more contributed to the young arms the Reds are giving chances to rather than Wood's performances.

Blake Wood
RP LAA
6 months ago

Wood has a 2.96 ERA and 1.40 WHIP across 24.1 innings since the beginning of May.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old continues to gradually lower his ERA, but is still pitching mostly in low-pressure situations. The Reds have lost the last eight games in which the right-hander has appeared. Wood has recorded 35 strikeouts over 34.2 innings this season, but has also issued 17 walks.

Blake Wood
RP LAA
7 months ago

Wood has allowed six runs (three earned) over 13.1 innings during the month of May.

EDGE Analysis

After struggling through April with an ERA of 5.23, the 31-year-old has rebounded and carries a 1.80 ERA over his last 15 innings of work. Wood has issued 11 base on balls in that same stretch, but has done a better job of keeping the ball down with a 3.11 GB/FB in May. The right-hander has yet to allow a home run in 23.2 innings this season but has mostly been limited to low-pressure situations.

Blake Wood
RP LAA
8 months ago

Wood has given up four runs over 6.2 innings through the early part of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Wood's early-season struggles come with the caveat of eight strikeouts, most likely due to his percentage of strikes thrown increasing by nine percent. However, opponents are still hitting .296 against him, and he blew his only save opportunity. Owners should hope the 31-year-old can somewhat return to last season's form, when he posted a 3.99 ERA in 76.2 innings.

Blake Wood
RP LAA
11 months ago

Wood and the Reds avoided arbitration with a $1.275 deal, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wood's major league work has been sporadic since making the big leagues in 2010, but he managed to find a regular role with the bullpen-strapped Reds, his third team, in 2016. The 31-year-old posted a 3.99 ERA and 81 strikeouts in 76.2 innings and was rewarded with a decent raise in his first round of arbitration.