Breaking: Travis Wood Signing with Royals (Updated)

Looks like those reports about a couple of unnamed teams joining the Cubs and Padres in the Travis Wood sweepstakes were accurate. As first broken by ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, Wood will be joining Jason Hammel.

That latter note is important in light of Wood’s desire to land a starting role. Was the Royals’ deal that much greater than what the Cubs had offered? Was Wood in the same boat with his once and future teammate Hammel when it came to his relationship with Joe Maddon?

More on the story as it becomes available.


As reported by FanRag’s Jon Heyman, Wood’s deal is for two years and a guaranteed $12 million, which is just slightly more than what I’d guessed the Cubs had offered ($5 AAV plus incentives).

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