Dodgers activate Alex Wood and designate Bud Norris for assignment

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Alex Wood is finally back. The Dodgers activated the lefty from the disabled list on Tuesday and designated pitcher Bud Norris for assignment to create roster space.

Wood, 25, was sidelined for three and a half months due to an elbow injury. He underwent an elbow debridement in July. Prior to the injury, he had a 3.99 ERA and a 62/19 K/BB ratio in 56 1/3 innings over 10 starts.

Norris, 31, struggled with the Dodgers after being acquired in a trade with the Braves. In nine starts and four relief appearances, the right-hander posted a 6.54 ERA and a 42/21 K/BB ratio in 42 2/3 innings.

Rays moving spring camp due to damage caused by hurricane

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rays are relocating their spring base for 2023 due to extensive damage to team training facilities caused by Hurricane Ian.

The Rays have trained since 2009 in Port Charlotte, Florida, about 90 minutes south of St. Petersburg, and intend to explore several options before making a decision on where to hold spring training and play Grapefruit League games when camp opens.

The team and Charlotte County released a joint statement Thursday, saying damage to Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte can’t be repaired in time to host games this winter.

“Charlotte County supports the Rays efforts to secure alternative accommodations for 2023 spring training,” the statement said.

“We are all disappointed for the residents of Charlotte County and the fans there. The community is in the thoughts and hearts of the Rays, and the team will continue to support recovery efforts,” the statement added. “The Rays and Charlotte County intend to develop a restoration plan for Charlotte Sports Park in the coming weeks.”