SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Reliever Blake Wood is out of the Royals' pitching picture for about six weeks.
Wood, nursing a bone bruise in the back of his right elbow, said on Thursday it's estimated that it'll take six weeks before he's ready to pitch again. The elbow had been bothering him before he was taken out of last Saturday night's game against the Padres.
"It got bad enough to where it got scary," Wood said. "I'm just thankful it's nothing bad considering what's happened to everybody else."
So far this spring the Royals have lost catchers Salvador Perez and Manny Pina to knee surgery and closer Joakim Soria to elbow ligament damage.