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KC Royals Add Swingman Travis Wood With Two-Year Deal

KC Royals Add Swingman Travis Wood With Two-Year Deal

The Royals and left-hander Travis Wood agreed to a $12 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

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

Wood, who officially joined the Royals on Wednesday, could be used in one of those insane extra-inning games that every team seems to play each season. We like the depth of our rotation.

It came down today that the Royals have signed Travis Wood.

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Just a week ago, Royals general manager Dayton Moore sat deep within Kauffman Stadium and admitted that he was probably finished building his starting rotation ahead of spring training. His decision will more than likely depend on if Wood wants to have an opportunity to be a starter for another team or a reliever with the World Champion Cubs. Wood has been searching for a starting job this winter after posting an impressive 2.95 ERA in 61 innings of relief last season for the Cubs. "Wherever I fit in is what I'll do".

Wood, who turned 30 last week, will be pitching in the American League for the first time after two seasons with the Reds and five with the Cubs.

Woods is 35-50 with a 4.19 as a starter in his career. Since transitioning to the bullpen in 2015, he is 7-2 with a 2.95 ERA in 122 appearances. In a corresponding roster move, pitcher Brian Flynn has been placed on the 60-day disabled list with a stable lumbar vertebral fracture.

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