Alex Wood

Baseball Player

Alex Wood was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States on January 12th, 1991 and is the Baseball Player. At the age of 33, Alex Wood biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Date of Birth
January 12, 1991
Nationality
United States
Place of Birth
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Age
33 years old
Zodiac Sign
Capricorn
Profession
Baseball Player
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Alex Wood Life

Robert Alexander Wood (born January 12, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent.

He has played for the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Cincinnati Reds in Major League Baseball (MLB).

Wood played for his high school team at Ardrey Kell High School and college baseball for the Georgia Bulldogs before playing professional baseball.

During the 2013 season for the Atlanta Braves, he made his MLB debut.

Early life

Wood was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended Ardrey Kell High School, where he competed for the school's baseball team. He was named the year's best class 4A player of the year in 2009.

He enrolled at the University of Georgia, where he competed for the Georgia Bulldogs baseball team in college. Wood was redshirted during his first season at Georgia because he had to have Tommy John surgery after his senior year of high school. Wood had a 13–10 victory-loss record and a 3.57 ERA in 32 games played at Georgia. In 204+1,3 innings, he struck out 180 batters and walked 47 runs.

Personal life

On November 25, 2017, Wood married Suzanna Villarreal, a realtor, in Atlanta, Georgia. They live in Atlanta.

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Alex Wood Career

Professional career

In the second round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft, the Atlanta Braves selected Wood. In 2012, he played for the Rome Braves of the Class A South Atlantic League, where he appeared in 13 games, going 4–3 with a 2.22 earned run average (ERA) and 52 strikeouts. He began his 2013 season with the Mississippi Braves of the Class AA Southern League.

The Braves promoted him to the major leagues on May 30 after pitching in ten games in the first two months of the season and posting a ERA of 1.26. He pitched the ninth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in his major league debut. Wood got his first major league run on June 18, 2013, where he allowed one run and earned his first loss.

Wood had an 11-11 record and a 2.78 ERA in 171.2 innings with 170 strikeouts.

Wood, who lived in Atlanta, was 7-6 with a 3.54 ERA in 2015. He has thrown 119.1 innings in 20 starts.

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Wood, Mat Latos, Michael Morse, Bronson Arroyo, Luis Avilán, and José Peraza, while the Miami Marlins acquired minor league pitcher Zachary Bird, Minor League pitcher Zachary Bird, and a competitive balance draft pick for the 2016 MLB Draft. He made his way into the Dodgers' starting rotation, going 5–6 for them in 12 starts.

Wood started in the Dodgers' starting rotation in 2016. He made ten starts in April and May and was 1–4 with a 3.99 ERA. In just six innings of work against the San Diego Padres on May 21, he struck out a career high 13 batters, his first Dodgers pitcher to strike out so many in so few innings. However, he revealed that he wasn't feeling 100% after losing to the Chicago Cubs on May 30. An MRI exam the next day revealed a posterior impingement in his left elbow, requiring four weeks of rest, and he was placed on the disabled list. He reported that the offence was dismissed after some fluid drained from his elbow, and that a throwing program would be able to resume a throwing program a few days earlier than anticipated on June 16. On July 16, he held a virtual game against minor league hitters, and early reports indicated that it went well. However, it was later discovered that he would need elbow debridement surgery, which would require him to miss two months. He did not return to the Dodgers roster until September 20. Overall, he appeared in 14 games for the Dodgers in 2016 (11 starts) and was 1–4 with a 3.73 ERA. Wood was not on the roster for the first round of the playoffs, but the Dodgers did not have him on the roster for the league championship series on October 15. In this series, he pitched two scoreless innings. Wood also agreed to a $2.8 million deal with the Dodgers for 2017, avoiding salary arbitration.

After starting the 2017 season in the bullpen, Wood moved to the rotation after suffering an injury to Rich Hill. He earned the National League Player of the Week Award for the week May 8–14 after he pitched 11 scoreless innings with 21 strikeouts over two starts this week. After going 5–0 with a 1.27 ERA and 41 strikeouts in May, he was also named with the National League Pitcher of the Month Award a few weeks later. Wood's streak of scoreless innings was snapped at 28 on June 10. Wood started the season on July 5th, becoming the first Dodgers starting pitcher since Don Newcombe in 1955. Wood was selected to the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 7. He was 16–3 with a 2.72 ERA and struck out 151 batters in 27 appearances for the Dodgers (25 starts and two early season relief appearances). In his first season in the 2017 World Series, he allowed three runs in 42 innings, but in game seven, he came back and pitched two shutout innings of relief.

Wood signed a one-year, $6 million deal in the offseason, avoiding salary arbitration. With a 3.63 ERA, he went 9-7 in 33 appearances (27 starts) in 2018.

The Dodgers traded Wood to the Cincinnati Reds, along with Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig, Kyle Farmer, and cash considerations in exchange for Homer Bailey, Jeter Downs, and Josiah Gray on December 21, 2018. Wood suffered with a back injury in spring training and missed the bulk of the season on the disabled list. He made seven starts and was 1–3 with a 5.80 ERA.

Wood returned to the Dodgers on January 12, 2020, on a one-year, $4 million contract. The Dodgers' 2020 season didn't begin until late July as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Wood got off against the San Francisco Giants on July 25. After the game with left shoulder inflammation, he struggled with his command in the outing, only lasting three innings, and was put on the injured list. He rejoined the active roster on September 1, but he was then limited to a bullpen role for the remainder of the season.

Wood played in nine games (two starts) on the season, with nine earned runs in 1223 innings for a career-best 6.39 ERA and a career-worst WHIP of 1.816 when he struck out 15 batters. He was held off the roster for the first two rounds of the playoffs but was recalled for the NLCS and pitched 2+13 scoreless innings in the series. In the 2020 World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wood appeared in two games, pitching four scoreless innings, as the Dodgers captured the championship.

Wood signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the San Francisco Giants on January 14, 2021.

Wood was 10–4 with a 3.83 ERA in the 2021 regular season. He pitched 138.2 innings in which he struck out 152 batters, averaging 9.9 strikeouts per 9 innings, and ranked fourth in the NL in hit batters (16).

Wood re-signed with the Giants on a two-year, $25 million deal on December 1, 2021.

Wood threw his 1,000th strikeout against Travis d'Arnaud of the Atlanta Braves on June 23, 2022.

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Moment hero Alaska Airlines captain calmly tells air traffic control he has 'subdued' off-duty pilot Joseph  Emerson, 44, 'who tried to crash plane and kill 84 people'

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 24, 2023
Since being charged with attempting to shut down the engines of a plane while off duty, an Alaska Airlines pilot faces 83 charges of attempted murder. 'We've got the guy who tried to shut the engines down from the cockpit.' He doesn't appear to be causing any problems in the back right now, and I suspect he's subpoena. Other than that, the captain explains that we want law enforcement as soon as we get to the ground and parked.

EXCLUSIVE: Stunned neighbors of Alaska Airlines pilot and 'fantastic father' Joseph Emerson come out in support of him, as he's charged with 83 counts of attempted murder after trying to shut down plane's engine

www.dailymail.co.uk, October 23, 2023
For the first time, an off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot accused of crashing a plane carrying 84 people on board, he was pictured on the street as the ultimate father, husband, and neighbor. Passengers have reported that Joseph David Emerson, 44, suffered a "mental breakdown" before he allegedly stifled the plane mid-air by attempting to deploy the fire suppression device on Sunday evening. Emerson has been charged with 83 counts of attempted murder for every person on board the Embraer 175 plane, which took off from Everett in suburban Seattle at 5.23 p.m. on Sunday. According to police reports, he faces an additional 83 counts of reckless endangerment and one count of endangering an aircraft. The plane had been scheduled for San Francisco but had to be diverted to Portland International Airport in the midst of the cockpit confrontation, when crew members allegedly managed to'subpoene Emerson.'
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