Royals reportedly ink pitcher Travis Wood to two-year deal for $12 milllion

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September 17 2015: Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Travis Wood (37) delivers a pitch during the ninth inning in the game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Photo by Justin Berl/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Kansas City Royals and left-hander Travis Wood have agreed to a $12 million, two-year contract.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal is pending a physical.

The 30-year-old Wood has spent the past five seasons with the World Series champion Chicago Cubs, where he posted a 2.95 ERA while working exclusively out of the bullpen last year. But he will be given an opportunity to earn a job in the Royals’ starting rotation this spring.

Wood will be reunited with two other members of last year’s Cubs championship team in Kansas City. Outfielder Jorge Soler arrived in a trade for closer Wade Davis and right-hander Jason Hammel agreed to a $16 million, two-year contract.

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