Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood is headed to the disabled list.

By Scooby Axson
August 22, 2017

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood is headed back to the disabled list because of shoulder issues, the team announced Tuesday.

Wood, a left-hander, pitched six innings on Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, giving up three runs on five hits and earning a no-decision. Three of those hits were home runs.

“It's a little concerning given his history," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts after the game. "We've really got to be cautious.”

Wood had acknowledged his next start might be in jeopardy. Wood was on the DL for two weeks in June with inflammation of the sternoclavicular joint and had lost velocity on his pitches.

"It felt OK tonight," he said. "I'm more worried about it affecting things mechanically. I can do six [innings] and three earnies [earned runs], but where we want to be for end of September and October, we need to talk about the best course of action. I still felt I was fighting myself about the adjustments I made."

Wood is 14-1 with a 2.41 ERA and 127 strikeouts in 123 1/3 innings for Los Angeles this season, who have the best record in baseball (88-35) and have a 20.5 game lead on the Colorado Rockies in the NL West.

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