PEORIA, Ariz. -- Royals reliever Blake Wood left the eighth inning of Saturday night's loss to the Padres with an elbow problem.
The right-hander got one out and then walked three straight batters. Wood had a 1-2 count on Jedd Gyorko when he was taken out by manager Ned Yost.
"He just started to develop some elbow tightness," Yost said. "He was throwing the ball great, and I just saw him kind of wince out there and he said he could feel it on his last couple pitches. And it was getting progressively worse, so I just got him out of there."
Wood will be re-evaluated on Sunday.
The three batters he walked all scored against reliever Zach Miner to break a 5-5 tie and give the Padres an 8-5 victory.