Pirates Trade Tim Wood to Rangers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded relief pitcher Tim Wood to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.  Wood was recently designated for assignment by the Pirates to make room for Ross Ohlendorf, who was coming off of the 60-day disabled list.  Wood struggled in his limited innings with the Pirates this year, with a 5.63 ERA and a 2:8 K/BB ratio in eight innings in the majors.  However, he dominated the AAA level, with a 2.84 ERA and a 32:12 K/BB ratio in 44.1 innings, frequently flashing an upper 90s fastball.

  • If you are thinking shortstop, then maybe the PTBNL is Ryan Rua, their 17th round selection in the 2010 draft. He put up good numbers in rookie ball.

  • I’m can’t imagine that that PTBNL is anyone other than Jurickson Profar.

  • Couldn’t get Elvis Andrus from the Rangers for him huh? Oh well, I’m sure they tried (laughing)!