Royals sign Travis Wood to a 2-year deal

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Woods strike out numbers did however drop this past season, and with the Cubs not in the market to add another starting pitcher, Wood chose to become a free agent.

According to multiple reports, Wood has agreed to a two-year contract with the Kansas City Royals.

"He's a victor", general manager Dayton Moore said. But signing Wood gives them some flexibility; his bullpen history means he could provide important relief innings.

This move is likely the last addition Kansas City makes prior to opening day.

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Wood went 4-0 with a 2.95 ERA for the Chicago Cubs a year ago in 77 games. 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.

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time since 1908 and one of the pivotal players that contributed immensely to the 2016 title was versatile reliever Travis Wood.

Wood will be reunited with two other members of last year's Cubs championship team in Kansas City. In our discussions, we just didn't get there. "We have a baseball season to play, a team we are responsible for, players we are committed to and a fan base we're responsible for as well".

Wood gets $4 million this year and $6.5 million in 2018, and the agreement includes and $8.5 mutual option for 2019 with a $1.5 million buyout.

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