Report: Cubs Discussing a Deal with the Dodgers for LHP Alex Wood
According to a report from Joel Sherman, the Cubs are talking to the Dodgers about LHP Alex Wood.
Updated 2:31pm CDT – According to Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers did not discuss Alex Wood with the Cubs. The Indians asked about Wood as part of a larger deal.
Jim Bowden thinks Theo Epstein could be working on a three-team deal that would include Alex Wood.
The 24-year old lefty was the Braves second round pick in the 2012 draft. Wood is 7-6 in 20 starts for the Braves this season with a 3.54 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 3.40 FIP. Wood has allowed 50 runs, 47 earned, on 132 hits with 36 walks and 90 strikeouts in 119 1/3 innings.
Wood is arbitration eligible in 2017 and has four years of team control left before he becomes a free agent.
Wood was part of a 3-team trade by the Atlanta Braves with Jose Peraza (minors), Bronson Arroyo, Luis Avilan and Jim Johnson to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Zachary Bird (minors), Hector Olivera (minors) and Paco Rodriguez to the Atlanta Braves. The Los Angeles Dodgers sentVictor Araujo (minors), Jeff Brigham (minors) and Kevin Guzman (minors) to the Miami Marlins. The Miami Marlins sent Mat Latos and Mike Morse to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Miami Marlins sent 2016 competitive balance round A pick to the Atlanta Braves.
According to Peter Gammons, the Cubs are down to adding a reliever before the deadline. And his sources denied the rumored three-way deal between the Cubs, Padres and Red Sox ever existed.
And Gordon Wittenmyer reported, if the Cubs are still working on a deal for Carlos Carrasco, the package of players would likely start with Javier Baez.