Resides in Alexander, Ark., with his wife, Brittany and children, Zander and Everly ... Graduated from Bryant (Ark.) High School in 2005.
Began the 2017 season with Kansas City, before being traded to San Diego on July 24 ... Made eight appearances with the Royals in June and had a 1-0 record with a 1.64 ERA (11.0IP/2ER) and seven strikeouts ... Threw a season-long 7.0 innings and allowed one unearned run on August 19 vs. Washington ... Homered in back-to-back starts on August 30 vs. San Francisco and September 5 vs. St. Louis...became the third Padres pitcher to homer in back-to-back games, joining Mike Corkins in 1973 and Tim Lollar in 1982.
Pitched exclusively out of the bullpen, ranking sixth in the National League with 77 appearances, going 4-0 with a 2.95 ERA (20 ER in 61.0 IP) and 12 holds...Ranked second in the Majors, limiting left-handed hitters to a .128 average (14-for-109), among pitchers that faced at least 100 lefties...Stranded 32 of 37 inherited baserunners, good for fifth in the NL with an 86.5 percent success rate...Posted a 1.53 road ERA (5 ER in 29.1 IP), ranking fourth in the NL among pitchers that worked at least 25.0 innings away from home...Played left field three games, handling one chance...Tossed 4.0 innings of relief on May 30 vs. the Dodgers, earning the win, while throwing just 43 pitches… became the first Cubs reliever since 2004 (Glendon Rusch) to throw 43 pitches or less in 4.0 innings...Played left field on June 28 at Cincinnati in the 13th inning, pitched and played left field in the 14th inning and closed out a 7-2 win with a perfect 15th inning...Recorded first outfield putout on July 31 vs. Seattle, playing left field in the seventh and eighth innings...Made 11 consecutive hitless appearances from Sept. 3 to the end of the season (7.1 innings)…allowed just one walk and collected five strikeouts in that span.
Travis Wood excelled in the bullpen by going 3-2 with four saves and a 2.95 ERA (19 ER/58.0 IP) in 45 relief appearances after he moved into the bullpen in mid-May ... struck out 71 batters and walked 27 as a reliever. Retired 37 of 45 first batters faced out of the bullpen ... stranded 14 of 21 inherited runners. Pitched to a 0.95 ERA (2 ER/19.0 IP) in his final 15 games (including two spot starts) beginning August 26 ... walked eight, struck out 26 and held opponents to a .129 average. Went 5-0 with a 2.73 ERA (16 ER/52.2 IP) in 28 games, including four starts, at home ... went 0-4 with a 5.06 ERA (27 ER/48.0 IP) in 26 games, five starts, on the road. Transitioned from the rotation to the bullpen, May 16 vs. Pittsburgh, when he tossed a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a 4-1 win and earn his first career save. w Was his first relief appearance since September 17, 2011 vs. Milwaukee. Produced a 1.65 ERA (3 ER/16.1 IP) in his first 12 games out of the bullpen, May 16-June 22 ... held opponent to a .544 OPS. After allowing three walks and three unearned runs, August 31 vs. Cincinnati, issued just four walks in his final 16.0 innings pitched on the season. Began the campaign going 2-2 with a 5.59 ERA (23 ER/37.0 IP) in seven starts through May 14. Posted a 2.97 ERA (13 ER/39.1 IP) in 30 games pitched after the All-Star Break compared to a 4.40 ERA (30 ER/61.1 IP) in 24 games prior to the Break. Allowed just one run in 14.0 innings (0.64 ERA) in September. Held lefties to a .231 average (30-for-130) while righties batted .228 (56-for-246) ... N.L. Central opponents batted just .194 (41-for-211). Made 10 relief appearances of at least 2.0 innings and three outings of at least 3.0 frames. Made six relief appearances in the postseason, and earned the win in NLDS Game 2 in St. Louis, tossing 2.1 shutout innings.
Travis was 8-13 with a 5.03 ERA (97 ER/173.2 IP) in 31 starts for Chicago...With 32 starts in 2013 and 31 in 2014, became the first Cubs southpaw to record consecutive 30-start campaigns since Ted Lilly did so in 2007-08...Struck out a career-high 146 batters, and his 7.6 strikeouts per 9.0 innings also marked a career best...Issued a career-high 76 walks in 173.2 innings...Recorded 13 quality starts, going 7-1 with a 2.09 ERA (20 ER/86.0 IP) in those outings...Posted a 4.63 ERA (47 ER/91.1 IP) with a 3-6 record in 16 home starts...Was 5-7 with a 5.47 ERA (50 ER/82.1 IP) in 15 road outings...Left-handed batters hit .219 (39-for-178) against him...Right-handed hitters batted .297 (151-for-508)...Won a season-high three-straight games, May 12-24...Had a 3.54 ERA (8 ER/20.1 IP) during the stretch...Was winless in 12-straight starts, June 21-August 21 ... had a 5.45 ERA (40 ER/66.0 IP) in that span...Batted .232 (13-for-56) with two doubles, three homers and 10 RBI...Tossed a season-high 8.0 shutout innings in a 3-0 win, June 15 in Philadelphia ... walked three and struck out six...Delivered a game-winning pinch-RBI double in the 13th inning, June 16 at Miami...Is the first Cubs pitcher in nearly 25 years (and the fourth in the expansion era) with a game-winning RBI in extra innings since Les Lancaster delivered a walk-off RBI double on July 20, 1989 vs. San Francisco (Fergie Jenkins in 1968 and Lindy McDaniel in 1963 are the other two)...Struck out a career-high 11 batters in 6.0 innings, July 30 vs. Colorado...Pitched to a 2.89 ERA (9 ER/28.0 IP) with a 1-2 record in five starts, August 10-31...Held opponents to a .219 average...His outing, September 15 vs. the Reds (6.0 IP, 0 ER), was his third in which he tossed at least 6.0 shutout innings on the season.
Travis was named to the N.L. All-Star team and led the Cubs with 24 quality starts ... set a career mark with 200.0 innings pitched, becoming the first Cubs southpaw to turn the trick since Ted Lilly in 2008 (204.0) ... all told, posted a 3.11 ERA (69 ER/200.0 IP) and went 9-12 in a career-high 32 starts for Chicago... Named to the N.L. All-Star team by N.L. Manager Bruce Bochy ... did not appear in the game... Joined Ted Lilly (2009) and Dick Ellsworth (1964) as the only Cubs left-handed starting pitchers to make the All-Star team in the last 50 seasons... His 24 quality starts ranked tied for fourth in the N.L. and tied for sixth in the majors... The 24 quality starts are the most by a Cubs left-handed pitcher since Ken Holtzman had 25 in 1970... Began the season with nine-straight quality starts, becoming the first Cubs hurler to accomplish the feat since Mordecai Brown tossed 11-straight - all complete games - to begin the 1908 season... Became the fourth Cub in franchise history to have 17 quality efforts prior to the All-Star break, joining: Bill Hands (1969), Fergie Jenkins (1969) and Greg Maddux (1988)... Received an average of 2.79 runs of support per game, by far the lowest in the majors ... the Yankees Hiroki Kuroda was second-lowest (3.17)... Was 5-4 with a 2.70 ERA (25 ER/83.1 IP) in 14 road starts ... was 4-8 with a 3.39 ERA (44 ER/116.2 IP) in 18 home outings... His 2.70 road ERA ranked fifth-best in the N.L... Posted a 3.21 ERA (30 ER/84.0 IP) in 14 starts against N.L. Central opponents, going 3-7... The 3.21 ERA was third-lowest among N.L. Central pitchers against their own division (min. 10 starts), trailing only Pittsburgh's Francisco Liriano (2.69) and A.J. Burnett (3.16)... Limited the opponent to a .222 batting average (163-for-735), sixth-lowest among N.L. pitchers... Held left-handed hitters to a .207 average (36-for-174) ... right-handed hitters batted .226 (127-for-561) against him... Walked three or fewer batters in each of his first 20 starts of the season to cap a run of 25-straight starts with no more than three free passes dating to July 17, 2012... Batted .222 (14-for-63) with a double, three home runs and eight RBI ... the three homers were most by a pitcher in the majors while the eight RBI were tied for second-most... Struck out a season-high eight batters, May 7, 2013 vs. the Cardinals... Tossed a season-high 8.0 innings in a 2-0 setback vs. Cincinnati, August 12... Pitched to a 2.58 ERA (11 ER/38.1 IP) and limited the opponent to a .187 batting average in six starts, June 7-July 4, but had a 0-3 record... July 28 in San Francisco, allowed an unearned run in 7.0 innings while hitting his third homer of the season in a 2-1 win ... catcher Welington Castillo homered to account for Chicago's other run... It marked the fourth game in major league history (and first since 6/11/86) in which a pitcher (Travis Wood) and catcher (Welington Castillo) both homered to represent the team's two runs in a contest … thanks to David Vincent for his assistance... Tossed 7.0 innings and allowed one run in a 3-1 win vs. Atlanta, September 21 ... that put his innings season total at 199.0 ... he started September 27's game in St. Louis and tossed 1.0 inning to reach the 200.0-inning mark for the first time in his career.
In his first season with the organization, Travis had two stints with the Cubs and went 6-13 with a 4.27 ERA (74 ER/156.0 IP) in 26 starts ... limited opponents to a .232 batting average (133-for-574) and allowed three or fewer runs in 19 starts...Broke camp with Triple-A Iowa and was recalled to Chicago, May 6, for a start vs. the Dodgers ... optioned to Iowa the next day, and was recalled again, May 22....Left-handed hitters had a .195 batting average (23-for-118) against him ... right-handed batters hit .241 (110-for-456)....Produced a 3.25 ERA (20 ER/55.1 IP) and a 2-4 record in his final nine starts dating to August 22....Tied his career high with four-straight victories, June 19-July 6 ... recorded a 1.01 ERA (3 ER/26.2 IP) in the four starts....Recorded a 19.2-inning scoreless streak from the third inning, June 19 against the White Sox, to the second inning, July 6 against the Mets ... marked the longest scoreless streak for a Cubs lefty starter since Juan Pizarro's 21.0-inning run in 1971....Allowed 22 earned runs, spanning three starts and 15.2 innings pitched, July 17-27 ... pitched to a 3.33 ERA (52 ER/140.1) in his 23 other starts for Chicago....Snapped a career-high, eight-game losing skid dating to July 17 with the victory in Pittsburgh, September 7 ... was 0-8 with a 6.33 ERA (41 ER/58.1 IP) in 10 starts during the skid. ...Finished June 2-2 with a 2.27 ERA (8 ER/31.2 IP) in five starts....Batted .189 (10-for-53) with three doubles, a home run and four RBI ... belted his third career home run, August 28 vs. Milwaukee, off Yovani Gallardo....Tied a career high with his fourth-straight win as the Cubs defeated the Mets 8-7 at Citi Field, July 6. ...Allowed a career-high five home runs in 5.0 innings, July 27 vs. St. Louis ... marked the first time in major league history a starter allowed a long ball in each of his first five innings of a game....With Triple-A Iowa, went 3-3 with a 4.57 ERA (21 ER/41.1 IP) in seven starts, walking 11 and fanning 39 ... surrendered five homers in 41.1 innings.
Travis made the Reds Opening Day roster for the first time in his career...went 6-6 with a 4.84 ERA (57 ER/106.0 IP) in 22games (18 starts) with Cincinnati last season...Produced a 3.90 ERA (24 ER/55.1 IP) in 11 games (nine starts) awayfrom Great American Ball Park compared to a 5.86 ERA (33 ER/50.2IP) at home...Garnered a 4.06 ERA (17 ER/37.2 IP) in seven day outings (six starts)...Owned a 3.71 ERA (21 ER/51.0 IP) in 11 games (nine starts) againstN.L. Central foes...it included a 1.02 ERA (2 ER/17.2 IP) in threestarts vs. Houston and a 2.51 ERA (4 ER/14.1 IP) against the Brewers(three games, two starts)...Was 5-6 with a 5.08 ERA (57 ER/101.0 IP) in 18 starts...in four reliefoutings, held the opponent scoreless in 5.0 innings of work...Produced a career-high 17.0-scoreless innings streak, June 20-September 24...Posted a 5-5 record with a 5.11 ERA (53 ER/93.1 IP) in 16 startsbefore being optioned to Triple-A Louisville, June 22...In the second inning of the Reds' 6-1 victory, May 9, belted his secondcareerhomer, a three-run shot off Aneury Rodriguez that snapped thescoreless tie...Took a no-hitter into the sixth inning of a 5-4 loss, May 20, at Cleveland...Recalled by the Reds, August 9, while Logan Ondrusek was on the D.L....tossed 1.2-shutout innings (two games) before being optioned backto Triple-A, August 26...Rejoined Cincinnati for the remainder of the season, September 6...had a 3.27 ERA (4 ER/11.0 IP) in his final four outings (two starts) ofthe year...Lasted just 2.2 innings in his September 24 start in Pittsburgh, markingthe shortest start of his career...he yielded four runs on seven hits andtwo walks, while fanning two in the Reds' 4-3 setback...Made 10 starts between two stints with Louisville, going 2-3 with a 5.33ERA (31 ER/52.1 IP), 47 strikeouts and 17 walks.
In his Major League debut at age 23 made 17 starts during 2 stints with the Reds...rankedamong the National League's rooking pitching leaders in ERA (3.51, 5th), starts (17, T7th), innings pitched(102.2, 7th) and opponents' BA against (.222, 2nd)...in his first 8 starts for the Reds from 7/1-8/8 went 3-1,2.65...the day after that eighth start was optioned to Louisville to make room on the roster for Jim Edmonds,who was acquired from the Brewers for Chris Dickerson...returned to the rotation on 8/19 and in 9 starts therest of the season went 2-3, 4.35...produced 10 quality starts...3 times was the victim of blown saves...in his 17starts the Reds went 9-8 and scored 84 runs (4.94 r/g)...over 2 starts from 7/10-7/18 put together a season-best14.0-inning scoreless streak...took a perfect game into the ninth inning on 7/10 at Phi and took a no-hitter intothe sixth on 8/8 at Chi...went 0-2, 4.03 in 4 starts at home and 5-2, 3.36 in 13 starts on the road...from 7/28-8/19went 4-0, 2.19 to become only the third Reds rookie pitcher in the last 25 seasons to win 4 consecutive starts(Lance Davis in 2001, Tim Pugh in 1992)...made his Major League debut on 7/1 at Chi and was the victim ofa blown save in the 10-inning, 3-2 victory (7+ip, 2h, 2er, 3bb, 4k)...his first career strikeout victim was AramisRamirez...made his second start, on 7/5 at NYM, on 3 days' rest after Aaron Harang was scratched with aback injury and received no decision in the 8-6 win (4.2ip, 6h, 5er, 2bb, 5k,1 hr)...in the 11-inning, 1-0 loss on7/10 at Phi, in his third career start, retired his first 24 batters until Carlos Ruiz doubled to lead off the ninth tobreak up the perfect game bid...became only the third active pitcher to take a no-hitter into the ninth inning inone of his first 3 career starts...joined Clay Buchholz, who in 2007 threw a no-hitter in his second career start,and Roy Halladay, who in his second career start in 1998 gave up a homer to Bobby Higginson with 2 outs inthe ninth inning...Wood also became the first pitcher in franchise history ever to throw at least 9 innings andnot get the win after allowing no runs and fewer than 2 hits...in that game vs Phi, opposing starter Halladayalso threw 9.0 scoreless innings (5h)...on 7/28 at Mil earned his first career victory in his sixth career start(10-2 win)...in the 11-4 win on 8/8 at Chi didn't allow a hit until Koyie Hill singled with 1 out in the sixth inning...on 9/4 at StL hit his first career home run (off Adam Wainwright)...on 9/25 at SD produced his first career 2-hitgame...overall made 16 starts for Louisville (5-6, 3.06, 100ip, 86h, 24bb, 99k, 9hr)...on 4/2 was optioned toLouisville as one of the club's last roster moves before Opening Day...for the Bats went 5-6, 3.12 in 15 startsbefore he was recalled on 7/1 to take the spot in the rotation previously filled by Homer Bailey and then bySam LeCure...on 8/9, after the club acquired Edmonds, returned to Louisville and made 1 more start beforerejoining the Reds for good on 8/19...was 1 of 10 Reds players to make his Major League debut...in the 4-0loss in Game 1 of the National League Division Series at Phi threw 3.1 scoreless innings in relief of starterEdinson Volquez...was the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June (5gs, 2-2, 1.26)...wasselected to pitch in the Triple-A All-Star Game but was promoted prior to that exhibition...entered the seasonrated the seventh-best prospect in the organization by Baseball America.
Was the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year, theSouthern League's Most Outstanding Pitcher, Milb.com's Class AA Starter of theYear and both a TOPPS and Baseball America Class AA All-Star...in 27 starts atClass AA Carolina and Class AAA Louisville went 13-5, 1.77 (167.2ip, 121h, 53bb,135k)...led all Reds minor league pitchers in wins and ERA and ranked second instrikeouts (135, Matt Fairel 137)...his 1.21era for Carolina was a Southern Leaguerecord...among all full-season minor league pitchers, his 1.77 overall ERA rankedsecond only to Harrisburg's Bradley Meyers (1.72)...for the season opponents hitjust .204, the fifth-best mark among all minor leaguers...also was a Southern Leaguemid-season All-Star and the SL's Pitcher of the Week for consecutive weeks from6/1-6/14...was the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June (6gs,4-0, 1.13, 40ip, 24h, 6bb, 39k)...was promoted to Louisville on 7/25...his changeupand control were rated by Baseball America as the best in the Southern League,while his changeup was rated the best in the organization...on 11/20 was addedto the 40-man roster.
In 26 starts at Class A Sarasota and Class AA Chattanooga went 7-13, 5.47...Florida State Leagueopponents hit just .222...was named FSL Pitcher of the Week for 4/28-5/4 (2-0, 1.38)...was promoted toChattanooga on 5/25...pitched a season-high 8.0 innings in the 3-1 win vs Jacksonville on 8/19 (1h, 1r, 2bb,3k)
Spent the season at Class A Sarasota...made just 12 starts because of separate stints on thedisabled list with a strained left rotator cuff...the injury did not require surgery...
At Class A Dayton rankedfourth in the organization with 133 strikeouts and 10th with a 3.66era...opponents hit just .215...was the MidwestLeague's Pitcher of the Week for 5/15-5/21 (2-0, 0.87, 10.1ip, 3h, 1er, 4bb, 13k)...in his final 4 starts of theseason allowed just 2 runs over 26.0 innings (0.69era, 16k, 11h)
In his first professional season went2-0, 1.29 in 11 starts and 3 relief apps between the Rookie GCL Reds and Rookie Billings...overall opponentshit just .166 (48.2ip, 67k)..tossed 17.2 scoreless innings over his first 6 career apps.