|Bats / Throws||Right / Left|
|Date of Birth||1/12/1991|
|Height, Weight||6'4", 215 lbs|
|Drafted||2012 - Rd 2|
Wood, who was scratched from his scheduled outing Tuesday against the Phillies due to lower-back soreness, said he's hopeful to pitch again this season, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Wood indicated that he first experienced back stiffness the morning after his Aug. 29 start in Miami, with the Reds opting to skip his subsequent turn in the rotation after he failed to show much improvement in the days that followed. Considering Wood missed the first three months of the season with a related injury, the Reds could be inclined to err on the side of caution and hold him out of the pitching schedule for additional turns. Tyler Mahle is expected to serve as the Reds' fifth starter for the duration of Wood's absence.
Wood will no longer start Tuesday against the Phillies due to a back injury, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Wood missed the first four months of the season with back issues, which have apparently returned. The southpaw has struggled to a 5.80 ERA and 1.40 WHIP across seven starts since returning from the IL in July, though he fired a quality outing (three runs across six innings) while striking out a season-high eight batters his last time out. It's unclear how long this latest back injury will keep Wood out. Lucas Sims is starting in his place Tuesday.