After a busy day of moves in the Pittsburgh Pirates system yesterday, three more moves were made today due to an undisclosed injury to third baseman Eric Wood that landed him on the disabled list. Francisco Aponte will take the place of Wood on the West Virginia roster, while Adam Landecker moves up to take Aponte's place at Jamestown.
Eric Wood has been strong in August
This season, the 20-year-old Wood has been the everyday third baseman for the West Virginia Power. In 93 games, he is hitting .260, with 20 doubles, six homers, 49 RBI's and a .689 OPS. He started the season off strong with an .816 OPS in April and he has been just as good in August, so the timing of the injury is bad in that regard. The move was made retroactive to August 15th.
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.