Indians claim Blake Wood off of waivers from Royals

Ed Zurga

The Royals lost one of their own to waivers at the weekend after claiming two themselves.

The Cleveland Indians claimed right-hander Blake Wood from the Kansas City Royals over the weekend, capping a sereis of roster moves that leave two open spots on the squad's 40-man roster, reports Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

The Indians claimed right-hander Blake Wood on waivers from Kansas City on Friday, while activating right-handers Carlos Carrasco and Josh Tomlin and left-hander Rafael Perez from the 60-day disabled list.

The four additions bring the count on the Tribe's 40-man roster to 38.

The 27-year-old Wood missed all of the 2012 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. The right-hander underwent the procedure in late May so will not likely be available to pitch until mid-season next year. However, Wood did begin a light throwing program last month, well ahead of schedule, so could be ready closer to the start of next year.

The right-hander pitched out of the bullpen for the Royals for the 2010-2011 seasons, posting a 4.30 ERA, 4.1 BB/9 and 7.0 K/9 in just under one hundred twenty innings.

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