Royals sign Travis Wood to 2-year, $12 million deal

"I wanted to try to get back to it and they're going to give me an opportunity to do that, so we're going to give it everything I've got", Wood said.

The 30-year old south paw was one of the only Cubs to make it through the entire rebuilding process.

He was 4-0 with a 2.95 ERA in a career-high 77 appearances with the Chicago Cubs last season, holding lefties to a.128 average. During his time in Chicago, Wood had a record of 32-42 an ERA of 3.94 and pitched a total of 691 innings. In 2016, Woods showed that pitching wasn't the only thing he was good at.

The Chicago Cubs retained most of the pieces from their 2016 championship club for the coming year, but yet another player has left in search of greener pastures as Travis Wood will suit up for another team next season. Wood even earned a victory in the Division Series against San Francisco.

Once the reported two-year deal is finalized, he'll join Jorge Soler and Jason Hammel on Kansas City's roster. All three of the players played an important role in helping the Cubs win this past seasons World Series. He was traded to the Cubs in the Sean Marshall deal in 2012. Adding guys like Brandon Moss, and Jason Hammel GM Dayton Moore already had Royals fan salivating for what could be in 2017.