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Travis Wood
ERA W-L K
3.00 0-2 19
Team: Chi CubsHt / Wt: 5-11 / 175 NFBC ADP: 312.70
Position: SPBorn: 2/6/1987 Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas
Bats/Throws: R/L Draft: 2nd Round by Reds (2005)


Latest News
Jan. 24 9:29 AM PT10:29 AM MT11:29 AM CT12:29 PM ET12:29 ET17:29 GMT1:29 CST10:29 AM MST12:29 PM EST12:59 PM VEN21:29 UAE11:29 AM CT-The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with Wood, avoiding arbitration.
Analysis: Wood was the Cubs' most consistent starter last year and made the All-Star team, going 9-12 with a 3.11 ERA.
Dec. 3 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET1:09 ET6:09 GMT14:09 CST11:09 PM MST1:09 AM EST1:39 AM VEN10:09 UAE12:09 AM CT-The Chicago Cubs have offered contract for next season to Jeff Samardzija and Wood and reached agreements with catcher George Kottaras and infielder Donnie Murphy.
Analysis: Besides Samardzija and Wood, the Cubs also offered contracts to five other arbitration-eligible players: pitchers Pedro Strop and James Russell, infielders Darwin Barney and Luis Valbuena and outfielder Nate Schierholtz.
Sep. 10 1:26 PM PT2:26 PM MT3:26 PM CT4:26 PM ET16:26 ET20:26 GMT4:26 CST1:26 PM MST3:26 PM EST3:56 PM VEN0:26 UAE (+1)3:26 PM CT-Wood struck out seven and allowed six hits over seven innings to beat his former club, Cincinnati, 2-0 on Monday.
Analysis: Wood is 3-0 with an 0.66 ERA in his last four road starts.
Aug. 28 1:57 PM PT2:57 PM MT3:57 PM CT4:57 PM ET16:57 ET20:57 GMT4:57 CST1:57 PM MST3:57 PM EST4:27 PM VEN0:57 UAE (+1)3:57 PM CT-Wood recaptured his form from earlier this year in a 3-2 win over the Dodgers on Tuesday, giving up only an unearned run and five hits over seven innings of work.
Analysis: Wood had been 0-3 with a 5.16 ERA in his last five starts.
Aug. 13 10:50 AM PT11:50 AM MT12:50 PM CT1:50 PM ET13:50 ET17:50 GMT1:50 CST10:50 AM MST12:50 PM EST1:20 PM VEN21:50 UAE12:50 PM CT-Wood lost for the third time in five starts despite a strong performance, yielding two runs and four hits over eight innings of Chicago's 2-0 loss to Cincinnati on Monday.
Analysis: Wood is 1-3 with a 4.00 ERA over his last six starts while receiving seven total runs of support over 36 innings.
Aug. 3 2:55 PM PT3:55 PM MT4:55 PM CT5:55 PM ET17:55 ET21:55 GMT5:55 CST2:55 PM MST4:55 PM EST5:25 PM VEN1:55 UAE (+1)4:55 PM CT-Wood lost for the second time in three starts since the All-Star break in Chicago's 6-2 defeat to the Dodgers on Friday.
Analysis: Wood yielded five runs, seven hits and matched a career-worst by issuing five walks in just 3 1-3 innings. He's given up 10 runs in 16 innings since the Midsummer Classic, perhaps a cause for concern.
July 29 3:02 PM PT4:02 PM MT5:02 PM CT6:02 PM ET18:02 ET22:02 GMT6:02 CST3:02 PM MST5:02 PM EST5:32 PM VEN2:02 UAE (+1)5:02 PM CT-Wood evened his record at 7-7, earning a win in the Cubs' 2-1 win over the Giants on Sunday.
Analysis: Wood yielded only an unearned run in seven innings of work after throwing 6 2-3 or fewer in each of his last six starts.
July 10 1:05 PM PT2:05 PM MT3:05 PM CT4:05 PM ET16:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 CST1:05 PM MST3:05 PM EST3:35 PM VEN0:05 UAE (+1)3:05 PM CT-Wood pitched 6 2-3 solid innings, allowing two runs and four hits in Tuesday's 7-2 win over Oakland.
Analysis: Although he's pitched well, Wood earned his first victory since May 30. He had been 0-3 with a 2.58 ERA over his previous six starts.
June 29 3:36 PM PT4:36 PM MT5:36 PM CT6:36 PM ET18:36 ET22:36 GMT6:36 CST3:36 PM MST5:36 PM EST6:06 PM VEN2:36 UAE (+1)5:36 PM CT-Wood had another solid outing, but had nothing to show for it following a 5-4, 10-inning loss at Seattle on Friday.
Analysis: Wood is 0-3 over his last five starts despite a 3.06 ERA.
June 18 1:46 PM PT2:46 PM MT3:46 PM CT4:46 PM ET16:46 ET20:46 GMT4:46 CST1:46 PM MST3:46 PM EST4:16 PM VEN0:46 UAE (+1)3:46 PM CT-Wood (5-6) was again a hard-luck loser, as he gave up four runs on seven hits in Monday's 5-2 loss to St. Louis.
Analysis: He has dropped three straight games despite having a 2.70 ERA in those contests.
June 8 10:51 AM PT11:51 AM MT12:51 PM CT1:51 PM ET13:51 ET17:51 GMT1:51 CST10:51 AM MST12:51 PM EST1:21 PM VEN21:51 UAE12:51 PM CT-Wood threw six strong innings but took a hard-luck loss in Friday's 2-0 defeat to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Wood allowed one run, four hits and struck out six. He dropped to 5-4 with a 2.65 ERA on the season.
May 31 12:12 PM PT1:12 PM MT2:12 PM CT3:12 PM ET15:12 ET19:12 GMT3:12 CST12:12 PM MST2:12 PM EST2:42 PM VEN23:12 UAE2:12 PM CT-Wood hit a grand slam off Jake Peavy and allowed two runs in six innings to lead the way in an 8-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field on Thursday.
Analysis: Wood (5-3) broke the game open with his fifth career home run. He's 5 for his last 10 with two homers and seven RBIs.
May 26 11:35 AM PT12:35 PM MT1:35 PM CT2:35 PM ET14:35 ET18:35 GMT2:35 CST11:35 AM MST1:35 PM EST2:05 PM VEN22:35 UAE1:35 PM CT-Wood took his third loss of the season Saturday while allowing five runs and seven hits over 5 2-3 innings in Chicago's 5-2 loss at Cincinnati.
Analysis: Wood has yielded eight earned runs over 12 2-3 innings in his last two starts. He had given up the same number of runs over 33 2-3 innings in his previous five outings.
May 20 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 CST10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Wood made his ninth straight quality start and hit his first home run of the season in the Cubs' 4-3 loss to the New York Mets on Sunday.
Analysis: Wood (4-2, 2.24 ERA) allowed three runs and five hits in seven innings. He struck out three and walked two. The last Cubs starter to begin a season with at least nine straight quality starts was Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown in 1908. Wood's fourth career home run cleared the left-field bleachers in the fifth inning.
May 14 10:51 AM PT11:51 AM MT12:51 PM CT1:51 PM ET13:51 ET17:51 GMT1:51 CST10:51 AM MST12:51 PM EST1:21 PM VEN21:51 UAE12:51 PM CT-Wood turned in his best performance yet Monday, throwing seven shutout innings while limiting the Rockies to two hits and three walks in the Cubs' 9-1 win.
Analysis: Wood remains the Cubs' best option in the rotation and one of the best in baseball this season, improving to 4-2 with a 2.03 ERA.
May 8 8:34 AM PT9:34 AM MT10:34 AM CT11:34 AM ET11:34 ET15:34 GMT23:34 CST8:34 AM MST10:34 AM EST11:04 AM VEN19:34 UAE10:34 AM CT-Wood allowed one run, five hits and struck out eight over 6 2-3 innings, earning the win during Tuesday's 2-1 victory over St. Louis.
Analysis: Wood is now 3-2 with a very impressive 2.33 ERA and 0.93 WHIP. He'll get the Rockies at home in his next outing.
May 3 3:23 PM PT4:23 PM MT5:23 PM CT6:23 PM ET18:23 ET22:23 GMT6:23 CST3:23 PM MST5:23 PM EST5:53 PM VEN2:23 UAE (+1)5:23 PM CT-Wood gave up three runs on four hits and a walk over 7 2-3 innings in the Cubs' 4-2 loss to the Padres on Thursday.
Analysis: All six of Wood's outings have been quality starts but he's 2-2 despite a 2.50 ERA.
Apr. 28 11:12 AM PT12:12 PM MT1:12 PM CT2:12 PM ET14:12 ET18:12 GMT2:12 CST11:12 AM MST1:12 PM EST1:42 PM VEN22:12 UAE1:12 PM CT-Wood (2-1) pitched six innings allowing two runs and struck out five in Saturday's 3-2 win over Miami.
Analysis: Wood has allowed two runs or fewer in each of his five starts.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2010 Cin 5 4 0 - 0 17 17 0 102.2 85 45 40 9 26 1 86 1.08 3.51
2011 Cin 6 6 0 - 0 22 18 0 106.0 118 57 57 10 40 5 76 1.49 4.84
2012 ChC 6 13 0 - 0 26 26 0 156.0 133 80 74 25 54 3 119 1.20 4.27
2013 ChC 9 12 0 - 0 32 32 0 200.0 163 73 69 18 66 2 144 1.15 3.11
2014 ChC 0 2 0 - 0 3 3 0 18.0 21 7 6 1 4 0 19 1.39 3.00
Career 26 37 0 - 0 100 96 0 582.2 520 262 246 63 190 11 444 1.22 3.80

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 Cin 17 37 1 7 2 1 1 3 0 15 0 0 .189 .189 .378
2011 Cin 26 30 2 2 0 0 1 3 0 14 0 0 .067 .067 .167
2012 ChC 28 53 5 10 3 0 1 4 0 20 0 0 .189 .189 .302
2013 ChC 37 63 8 14 1 0 3 8 3 21 1 0 .222 .258 .381
2014 ChC 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .250 .000
Career 112 186 16 33 6 1 6 18 3 72 1 0 .177 .195 .317

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2010 Cin Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 3.1 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0.00
    0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 3.1 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0.00
Career 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 3.1 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0.00

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 Cin Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 111 92 85 88.5 35.58
Curveball 7 76 69 72.1 2.24
Slider 25 81 75 78 8.01
Changeup 21 82 78 80.4 6.73
Cut Fastball 148 89 82 84.5 47.44

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