His decision comes three years after he achieved notoriety in college for his 12 1/3 innings of one-hit ball in the longest game in NCAA history, a 25-inning marathon that Texas won over Boston College in 7 hours, 3 minutes. The Tigers drafted Wood in the fifth round of that year's First-Year Player Draft a few weeks later.
Wood missed virtually the entire 2010 season with shoulder surgery but came back to post a 5-5 record and 3.16 ERA in 50 appearances for Double-A Erie, striking out 61 batters over 62 2/3 innings. He had similar success at Erie this year, but struggled in a few different stints at Triple-A Toledo.
Wood was not on the Tigers' 40-man roster.