TAMPA, Fla. – The San Francisco Giants have traded former University at Albany pitcher Stephen Woods to Tampa Bay as part of their deal to acquire Evan Longoria. The trade was first reported by the Tampa Bay Times.
Woods, who was drafted by the Giants in the sixth round in 2016 following his junior year, is a native of Dix Hills, N.Y. In his final season with UAlbany, Woods went 4-5 with a 5.57 ERA with 88 strikeouts in 64.2 innings.
The highest drafted player to come out of the UAlbany program, Woods was originally drafted out of high school in the sixth round of the 2013 draft by Tampa Bay, before electing to attend college instead.
In return for Longoria, the Giants are sending the Rays Woods, infielder Christian Arroyo, outfielder Denard Span, and minor league pitcher Matt Krook.
In two seasons in the Giants’ minor leagues, Woods has gone 7-9 with a 3.04 ERA over 145.0 innings pitched with 150 strikeouts and 86 walks.