Veteran left-handed pitcher Travis Wood, who contributed to Chicago’s World Series title by pitching out of the bullpen last season, has received a major league contract offer from an unknown team to serve as a starter in 2017, according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi.
Wood, 29, pitched well with the Cubs last season, posting a 2.95 ERA and 4.54 FIP over 61.0 innings. Despite starting just nine contests with Chicago in 2015, Wood has starting experience, tossing at least 100 innings in each of his first five major league seasons as a starter.
Wood’s best season as a starter came in 2013, when he posted a 3.11 ERA and 3.89 FIP and was named an
Though the interested team seems likely to use Wood as a starter, the club that lands him would be able to use him in different roles. Wood’s representatives could use the one offer as leverage to see if other teams are interested before he signs.