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Brandon Wood sold from one Triple-A team to another

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PITTSBURGH - JULY 19: Brandon Wood #2 of the Pittsburgh Pirates fields a ground ball against the Cincinnati Reds during the game on July 19, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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Here’s how far Brandon Wood has fallen since his days as a top prospect: Today he was traded from the Royals’ Triple-A team to the Orioles’ Triple-A team for cash considerations. So at age 28 he’s officially “organizational depth” teams are willing to swap around just to fill out their Triple-A roster.

Once upon a time Wood used to destroy minor-league pitching and then struggle mightily in the majors, but lately he hasn’t even done that.

Wood, who was a first-round pick in 2003 and ranked among Baseball America‘s top 20 prospects three times--including twice in the top 10--has hit just .186 in 272 games as a big leaguer.