Arlington, Texas—The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has signed right-handed pitcher Hunter Wood to a 2021 minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Wood, 27, spent the 2020 season as part of Cleveland's 60-man player pool, but did not see any game action. He was designated for assignment by Cleveland on July 23 and assigned outright to the club's Alternate Training Site on July 25, spending the duration of the season with the team's alternate group at High-A Lake County in suburban Cleveland.
Wood appeared in the Majors for three straight years from 2017-19, combining for a 2-2 record with a 3.32 ERA over 66 games/10 starts while averaging 8.4 strikeouts per 9 innings. He combined to go 1-1 with a 2.98 ERA over 36 games/2 starts with Tampa Bay and Cleveland in 2019, setting career highs in games and innings (45.1). The Arkansas native was originally selected in the 29th round of the 2013 June draft out of Howard College in Big Spring, Texas.
2021 TEXAS RANGERS WINTER CARAVAN PRESENTED BY COMERICA BANK
CONTINUES THIS WEEK
The 2021 Texas Rangers Virtual Winter Caravan Presented by Comerica Bank continues this week with the following public events (schedule of participants is subject to change and additions):
**Wednesday, January 20, 7:00 p.m.
**Caravan Chat on Texas Rangers Facebook
Scheduled to Participate: Willie Calhoun, Nick Solak, Doug Mathis, Emily Jones
Thursday, January 21 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Texas Rangers Hot Stove Program on 105.3 The FAN (streamed on 1053thefan.com/fancam)
Scheduled Guests: Nate Lowe and Jose Trevino
Saturday, January 23, 10:00 a.m.
Texas Rangers/Food for the Soul Mask and Food Distribution (Drive-thru event/1st 250 cars)
Dr Pepper Ballpark, Lots A/B, 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco, TX 75034
Scheduled to Appear: Rangers Captain