April 18, 2021

Source — LHP Alex Wood agrees to 1-year, $4M deal with Dodgers (ESPN)


Free-agent left-hander Alex Wood has agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported.

“We back,” Wood tweeted after news of the deal broke, adding the hashtag “ComebackSZN.”

Wood, who turned 29 on Sunday, can earn an additional $6 million through incentives, according to Passan.

The Athletic first reported the terms of the deal.

Wood was limited to just seven starts for the Cincinnati Reds last season because of a nagging, season-long back injury and finished with a 1-3 record and 5.80 ERA.

Wood was part of the December 2018 trade that brought outfielders Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp to Cincinnati from the Dodgers. He made one spring training start before his back tightened and eventually forced him to the injured list for four months, and he didn’t make his season debut until July 28.

Wood was 9-7 with a 3.68 ERA for the Dodgers in 27 starts and six relief appearances in 2018, when he also went 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in nine relief appearances during the Dodgers’ run to the World Series. That followed his best year in the majors, when he was 16-3 with a…

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