Pirates Sign Tim Wood

The Pirates signed recently-released right-hander Tim Wood, MLBTR has learned. It didn't take long for Wood to find a job after the Nationals released him and two others.

Wood logged 27 2/3 innings for the Marlins last year, posting a 5.53 ERA with more walks (15) than strikeouts (10). He was more effective in 2009, when he posted a 2.82 ERA with 16 strikeouts and 10 walks in 22 1/3 innings for Florida. The 28-year-old has a 4.72 ERA with 7.4 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 over the course of his eight-year minor league career.

Wood, selected in the 44th round of the 2002 draft, first made it to the majors in 2009, and he began his big league career in style, throwing 9 2/3 scoreless innings over the course of eight appearances. 


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8 Comments on "Pirates Sign Tim Wood"


Tacho Bill
4 years 4 months ago

What? Why?

ARod's Ring
4 years 4 months ago

Because they’re the pirates

Bucs
4 years 4 months ago

Can’t see him taking Crotta’s spot in the bullpen. I’d guess (hope) he goes to Indianapolis and isn’t on the 40 man.

Gapper
4 years 4 months ago

Would imagine for AAA.. Great pick up by Pirates.. Saw him hit 96-97 with a wipe out slider against mets last year.

formerdraftpick
4 years 4 months ago

I think the better pick up over the last week would have been Rick VandenHurk if they wanted a hurler.

pirates20
4 years 4 months ago

Vandenhurk doesn’t fit the bill in this system though. He has a nice arm sure, but this wood fellow when slated into the organization, could carry a more substantial role. Let’s just say we have our hands full as it is with our starting pitching depth to date.

Dan Mazzaro
4 years 4 months ago

that’s something they “wood” do

pirates20
4 years 4 months ago

How much wood could a “Wood” Buc chuck?