Wood gets an opportunity to make his major league debut tonight vs. Cleveland. He owns a 2.16 ERA in 16.2 IP in Omaha in 2010. In his minor league career, he’s produced a 7.8 K/9 strikeout rate and a 3.0 BB/9 walk rate. Baseball America ranked Wood as the 24th best prospect before the year started based on a 93-94 mph fastball that can touch 97 at times and a powerful curveball. Wood was a 3rd round draft choice out of Georgia Tech in 2005.
Rupe joins a not-so-select group of bullpen casualties, as Juan Cruz, Roman Colon, Luis Mendoza have been purged from the roster since opening day. His initial outings were strong, but he put up a 5.59 ERA and walked 6.5 per 9 innings.