Former Chicago Cub Travis Wood Agrees to Deal with Royals

  • Former Chicago Cub Travis Wood Agrees to Deal with Royals

Former Chicago Cub Travis Wood Agrees to Deal with Royals

Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore added his second pitcher on Monday by agreeing to a two-year contract with free-agent lefty Travis Wood.

The deal, worth $12 million, is pending a physical.

Wood, who recently turned 30, is just the third starter to get a multi-year guarantee this winter, joining Hammel, Rich Hill (Dodgers), Charlie Morton (Astros), Ivan Nova (Pirates) and Edinson Volquez (Marlins).

Wood appeared in 259 games for the Cubs over seven seasons, including 133 starts. As a reliever, he's fared better with an 8-2 record and 2.83 ERA.

Wood is likely to compete for a spot in the Royals rotation.

In last year's National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants, Wood hit a home run, and he has nine career dingers.

A 2013 NL All-Star, Wood spent the last five seasons with the Cubs after arriving in a trade with Cincinnati in 2011.