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Travis Wood

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Royals | Travis Wood to bullpen

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:06:41 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Travis Wood will be relegated to the bullpen after SP Nathan Karns won the fifth spot in the starting rotation, according to manager Ned Yost.

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Royals | Travis Wood joins Royals

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:11:42 -0800

Free-agent SP Travis Wood (Cubs) agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Kansas City Royals Monday, Feb. 13, worth $12 million.

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Cubs | Hector Rondon unavailable

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:42:18 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Hector Rondon and RP Travis Wood are unavailable Wednesday, June 29.

Fantasy Tip: That would leave Pedro Strop or Trevor Cahill if a save chance presented itself. If you're desperate for saves and have daily waiver moves, it might behoove you to snag Strop.

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Cubs | Jason Hammel expected to be fine

Tue, 31 May 2016 07:36:18 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel (hamstring) is expected to be able to make his next start after leaving early with a hamstring cramp against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, May 30. However, the Cubs are 21 games over .500 and probably won't take any chances with his health. Hammel injured his calf before the All-Star break last year and was never the same. Ps Travis Wood or Trevor Cahill could start a game if needed.

Fantasy Tip: Hammel tossed two scoreless innings before departing to drop his ERA on the year to 2.09. The way he's throwing this year, he should remain in starting lineups in all formats if he's able to make his next start.

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Cubs | Travis Wood to start Cactus opener

Sat, 27 Feb 2016 21:16:00 -0800

Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood will start the team's first Cactus League game Thursday, March 3, against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Fantasy Tip: Wood is expected to work from the bullpen, but the team will keep him stretched out in case he is needed for spot starts or if someone in the rotation goes down early in the season. Avoid him in all but the deepest of NL-only fantasy leagues in his current spot.

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Cubs | Chicago's rotation competition

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:45:01 -0800

Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel, who battled through a calf injury and posted a 5.10 ERA in the second half, isn't a lock for the starting rotation after the additions of SPs John Lackey and Adam Warren. Hammel also had a 14.55 ERA in two playoff starts. The Cubs are also paying Hammel $9 million in 2016, and he did have a 2.86 first-half ERA.

SP Kyle Hendricks may be fighting for a job as the No. 5 starter. "Those things will work out," general manager Jed Hoyer said. "We have a lot of guys that can start in the big leagues and I'm sure a lot of those guys will make starts for the Cubs next year." SPs Trevor Cahill, Travis Wood and Clayton Richard are also vying for rotation jobs this spring, but none are likely to beat out both Hendricks and Warren.

Fantasy Tip: Lackey and Hammel should have rotation spots locked up, with Warren on the outside looking in. Lackey is a vet that will see correction to his ERA, but he remains a viable late-round option to round out your staff. Hammel and Kendricks are speculative grabs in deep mixed affairs.

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Cubs | Two Cubs avoid arbitration

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 10:34:43 -0800

Chicago Cubs RP Hector Rondon and RP Travis Wood avoided arbitration by signing one-year deals Friday, Jan. 15. Rondon landed $4.2 million, and Wood tallied $6.17 million.

Fantasy Tip: Rondon had a breakout season, mostly as their closer, with 30 saves, a 1.67 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. He's a solid RP2. Wood turned into a shutdown reliever last season after allowing a .423 batting average after 46 pitches as a starter. He's an NL-only option for his 10.55 K/9.

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Cubs | Jake Arrieta to be tendered

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:46:10 -0800

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta is expected to be tendered a contract by the deadline Wednesday, Dec. 2. SP Travis Wood, RPs Pedro Strop, Hector Rondon, Justin Grimm, Ryan Cook and Rex Brothers and OF Chris Coghlan are also expected to be tendered. Arrieta will be a free agent after the 2017 season, and the Cubs are interested in a long-term deal.

Fantasy Tip: After Arrieta's Cy Young season in 2015, he'll surely be very expensive in fantasy baseball drafts next spring. He has now risen to the elite level of starting pitchers, and you'll have to spend an early round pick to secure him.

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Cubs | Travis Wood starting vs. Cards Saturday

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 15:49:20 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood is starting against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, Sept. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Wood ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) has been pitching out of the bullpen, so his upside to return the four-point win bonus might be slim. After all, he hasn't pitched four innings in a single outing since Thursday, May 14. Still, at his cap hit, there could be upside. All said, you'll likely want to fade Wood at FantasyScore Saturday.

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Cubs | Travis Wood starting Saturday

Sat, 12 Sep 2015 14:51:05 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood is starting in place of SP Dan Haren Saturday, Sept. 12, due to weather uncertainty. Haren was pushed back to Sunday, Sept. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Wood ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) isn't a good FantasyScore start against the Philadelphia Phillies due to the weather.

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