Reds had discussions to bring back Travis Wood before his deal with Kansas City Royals

Posted at 3:57 PM, Feb 14, 2017

GOODYEAR, Arizona -- The Reds talked to left-hander Travis Wood about a return to the organization. Wood, 30, reportedly signed a two-year, $12 million deal with Kansas City.

“We did talk,” Reds President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams said. “He really wanted a multi-year opportunity. Or, if he was going to start, you had to guarantee the right kind of opportunity for him. In our discussions, we just didn’t get there.

“We had some interest.”

Wood went 4-0 with a 2.95 ERA for the Chicago Cubs last year in 77 games. It was first time in his career he pitched exclusively as a reliever.

Wood spent two years with the Reds, going 11-10 with a 4.18 ERA. He was traded to the Cubs in the Sean Marshall deal in 2012.