The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed third baseman Eric Wood to a minor league deal on Friday. He became a free agent this off-season and signed to play in Taiwan. He was released just two games into the season, reportedly after the team’s manager tried to physically attack him after the game.
Wood played for the Indianapolis Indians last year, where he hit .269/.328/.481 in 86 games, while seeing time at first base, third base and right field. He also played left field in 2017. Wood missed time last year with a right pinky fracture in June and a hamstring injury in July.
The 26-year-old Wood was the sixth round pick of the Pirates back in 2012.