8:57 PM EST, Fri February 27, 2015

Travis Wood: 2014 a 'humbling experience'

MESA, Ariz. -- Let the battle for the No. 5 starter begin. The Chicago Cubs have three candidates for one spot -- lefties Travis Wood and Tsuyoshi Wada and righty Edwin Jackson. Wood and Jackson are coming off down years while Wada was a pleasant surprise after being called up from Triple-A Iowa last season. Only two of three are likely to make the team as the bullpen doesn’t have room for two long relievers and neither of the left-handers are serious candidates for late-inning specialist.

Spring training preview: Pitching

On Day 3 of spring previews, we take a look at what the Chicago Cubs have on the mound this year. Most of the bullpen is returning as it performed well as a group last year while the starting staff has a new ace in Jon Lester. Holdovers: Starters: Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks, Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson, Tsuyoshi Wada, Dallas Beeler, Eric Jokisch, Jacob Turner. Relievers: Felix Doubront, Justin Grimm, Hector Rondon, Pedro Strop, Neil Ramirez, Zac Rosscup, Brian Schlitter, Blake Parker Newcomers: Jon Lester, Jason Hammel (again), Jason Motte, Drake Britton, Jospeh Oritz, Daniel Bard...
Rotoworld Feb 4, 2015

Cubs looking to move Wood before spring? - Travis Wood (S) Chicago Cubs

The Cubs may trade Travis Wood before spring training opens in a few weeks, according to David Kaplan of CSN Chicago.

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