Wood shines in spring training debut for Reds

Bryant’s Travis Wood made his Major League spring training debut for the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday and worked two scoreless innings of relief.

Wood, among the candidates for the Reds’ fifth starter spot, worked around a walk in the fourth inning then retired the side in order with two routine groundballs before he struck out a batter on three pitches to wrap up his stint, according Mark Sheldon, the Reds reporter for mlb.com.[more]

Sheldon quoted Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker regarding Wood: “He knows what he’s doing. He’ll cut the ball in on you. He’ll run it away from you. He has a pretty good changeup.”

The son of Jay and Dena Wood, Travis was the Reds’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2009.

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