Found May 19, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Chicago Cubs placed Geovany Soto on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 17, and recalled right-handed pitcher Randy Wells from Triple-A Iowa. Soto had arthroscopic surgery performed by Dr. Stephen Gryzlo on his left knee Friday after experiencing inflammation two days ago. He is batting .161 (15-for-93) with three home runs and six RBI in 28 games this season. Wells, 29, returns for his second stint with the Cubs this season after going 0-1 with a 6.23 ERA (6 ER/8.2 IP) in two starts during his first stint from April 22-May 3. He is 2-2 with a 7.71 ERA (26 ER/30.1 IP) in six starts with Iowa this year. The right-hander is 27-31 with a 4.05 ERA (229 ER/509.0 IP) in 88 major league appearances, all but four as a starter. Wells spent most of the last three seasons in the Cubs rotation, posting a 7-6 record with a 4.99 ERA (75 ER/135.1 IP) in 23 starts last year after missing nearly two months in April and May due to a right forearm strain.  Wells went 6-3 with a 4.04...

Retired Cubs ace Kerry Wood confirms that he’s headed to the team’s front office.

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Kerry Wood: Portrait of Cubness

Kerry Wood isn't the greatest pitcher ever to take the mound at Wrigley Field. Well, for one day (just over two hours, really) he was. But now that his career is over, it's impossible to look at his final statistical tally and consider him a truly great pitcher. He sure did give us reason to [...]

Kerry Wood Officially Retires From Baseball, Speechless After Emotional Send-Off at Wrigley Field (Photos)

Kerry Wood retired from Major League Baseball on Friday, putting an end to a career that was up and down but solid all-around. Wood made one final appearance at Wrigley Field before officially calling it a career. He faced one batter on Friday and put an exclamation point on his resume by throwing three straight strikes to record his final K. Wood spent parts of 14 seasons split...

Cubs 2012 Extended Spring Training - Stats Update (5/20)

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Cubs C Geovany Soto scratched with sore left knee

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Kid K Calls it Quits

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Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija pokes fun at White Sox announcer Hawk Harrelson

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Kerry Wood’s final Cubs, MLB moments (video)

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White Sox 3, Cubs 2

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The Cubs are playing baseball while NATO arrives

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