Chicago Cubs Bring Back Kerry Wood: 1 Yr, $1.5 Million

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The Chicago Cubs and right-handed pitcher Kerry Wood have agreed to a one year, $1.5 million deal. Wood returns home to the MLB organization that originally selected him in the first round (fourth overall) of the 1995 June Draft.

The righthander made his big league debut with the Cubs in 1998 and pitched for the club through the 2008 season, compiling a 77-61 record with 34 saves, a 3.65 ERA (494 ER/1,219.1 IP) and 1,407 strikeouts in 276 appearances (178 starts) with Chicago.  Wood pitched for the Cleveland Indians (2009-10) and New York Yankees (2010) the last two seasons.

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2010 Indians built on foundation of Wood

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By: Kevin Hunt

The Cleveland Indians only need to look at bullpen pitcher Kerry Wood to see a small-scale version of the team’s season. And that’s not exactly what a team in a winnable American League Central Division wants to hear following Wood’s first 2010 appearance.

There’s something amiss in Cleveland, or, more accurately, there are many things amiss on different nights. Do you know who Mitch Talbot is? Probably not.

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