Luis Avilan

Three and a half months on sidelines, Alex Wood could be added to Dodgers' bullpen this weekend

Three and a half months on sidelines, Alex Wood could be added to Dodgers' bullpen this weekend

Unable to pitch in the majors since May 30 after undergoing elbow surgery, Alex Wood met the Dodgers at Chase Field on Thursday. He hopes to be activated this weekend, when he will shift into the bullpen.

Wood completed a simulated outing before Thursday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He had pitched in a similar setting the day before, testing his arm for the rigor of back-to-back assignments.

“He’ll be activated soon,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “He’ll be a situational lefty. And hopefully, we expect he can help us.”

Wood would join a raft of left-handed options for...

84°