During Spring Training the DTTWLN staff will profile and examine the coaches and players that make up and are vying to be part of the 2013 Cleveland Indians—A Team With A New Direction. Today, we examine one of the players on the 40-man roster that is on the mend this spring.
By Mike Brandyberry
The Indians made numerous moves this winter, acquiring several new pieces to the roster. However, one of the quietest moves the Tribe made may have been the acquisition of right-handed relief pitcher Blake Wood.
Wood was a member of the Kansas City Royals until the Cleveland Indians claimed him off waivers on November 2. He did not pitch in 2012 after arm problems shut him down at the beginning of the season, which eventually led Tommy John surgery in May. The operation ended his 2012 campaign before it began. After being classified a Super-2 salary arbitration eligible player, the Royals placed the injured reliever on waivers.