First Pedro Baez signs with the Astros, and now another Dodgers free agent is heading out. Free-agent Alex Wood will be signing with the San Francisco Giants, as confirmed by the team. Wood heads up north to reunite with former Los Angeles GM Farhan Zaidi.
The Giants announced that the deal is going to be for 1-year and is a Major League contract. The Dodgers re-signed Wood on a 1-year deal in January of 2020, just over a year after they traded him to Cincinatti. Wood returned to Los Angeles to be a starter but eventually was moved over the bullpen.
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Wood made a total of 9 appearances for the Dodgers during the 2020 season, throwing a total of 12.2 innings and allowing 9 earned runs. But in th postseason, Wood proved to be a key piece for a Los Angeles staff desperately in need of help by the Championship Series.
Wood threw in 4 games between the NLCS and World Series, combining for 6.2 innings of work and just 1 earned run. He was a big reason why the Dodgers were able to get past the Braves after falling down 3-1 in the series and was incredibly useful in their World Series efforts.
Wood is the second free-agent reliever to sign a deal away from the Dodgers this week. Yesterday, Pedro Baez signed a contract with the Houston Astros to become one of their key relievers.
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