Royals, LHP Wood agree to $12M, 2-year deal

Travis Wood to sign with the Royals

For his career, he owns a 43-52 record and 4.00 ERA in 259 appearances (133 starts) for the Reds (2010-11) and Cubs (2012-16).

Details of Wood's contract were not released.

Wood will get a chance to start with the Royals despite flourishing in a relief role the past 1 1/2 seasons in Chicago.

"He's a victor", general manager Dayton Moore said.

It came down today that the Royals have signed Travis Wood. Jerry Crasnick was the first to report Kansas City as the destination. He earned the win in Game 2 of the National League Division Series vs. San Francisco, retiring all five hitters he faced in a 5-2 triumph.

Wood is the third Cub to make the switch to Royal blue. Outfielder Jorge Soler was traded to the Royals after the 2016 season in exchange for closer Wade Davis, and starting pitcher Jason Hammel inked a deal in Kansas City after the Cubs decided not to pick up his option for the 2017 campaign.

"Obviously we weren't in the starting pitcher market", Moore said last week. By comparison, lefties got on-base just 21 percent of the time off him.

Wood had a memorable postseason for the 2016 World Champions, making appearances in nine playoff games, going 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA (2 ER in 6.1 IP) with two walks and seven strikeouts.

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