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Travis Wood’s season ends with ACL injury


It’s been a crappy few months for reliever Travis Wood. First he suffered a friggin’ crossbow accident that nearly snapped his finger in two. Now his season ends due to an ACL injury.

Wood suffered the injury — and a torn meniscus too — yesterday afternoon while executing a rundown between second and third base during his first outing of spring training. He’ll require surgery, the recovery time of which means he won’t pitch in 2018.

Wood, who was a non-roster invitee of the Tigers, pitched for the Padres last season. And he didn’t pitch particularly well, either, which means this could be the last we see of him in the majors.

Daniel Murphy will miss the start of the season

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Daniel Murphy said today that he will not be ready for Opening Day and will start the year on the disabled list.

Murphy had microfracture knee surgery last October. While he has been able to take batting practice and field ground balls, his lateral movement is still limited. In his absence — which is not expected to last past mid-April or so — Howie Kendrick will get the bulk of the playing time at second base.

Murphy hit .322/.384/.543, smacked 23 homers and knocked in 93 RBI in 2017.