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After Kaplan claimed Kerry Wood was close to moving on, he then took credit that his story spurred the Cubs to up their offer for Kerry and that he should be signing with the Cubs soon. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports broke the news saying it's likely to be a one-year deal with some sort of 2013 option.
- Theo downplayed talks regarding Matt Garza, claiming more has been reported in the media than has actually happened. The Tigers (as they should) seem more than content with keeping Jacob Turner as their 5th starter this year (he won't last long there).
- Kevin Goldstein tweets that the Cubs are "definitely interested" in Yoenis Cespedes who signed up with a Dominican team today, which should give scouts even a better look at him. Rumor is that Jorge Soler probably won't sign until the season starts.
- The cops will have a little chat with Starlin Castro next week over the sexual assault allegations.
- The Cubs baseball ops department is now working with Bloomberg Sp...
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The Chicago Cubs will bring back relief pitcher Kerry Wood for the 2012 season.Wood, who was 3-5 with a 3.35 ERA in 55 relief appearances in his second go-around with the Cubs last season, was offered a $3 million deal for next year with an option for 2013.Wood left Chicago as a free agent in 2008, playing for the Cleveland Indians for two seasons before being traded to the New York...
There was one final introduction to make, and when Kerry Wood stepped onto the ballroom balcony, the crowd came unglued.
Clearly, Chicago Cubs fans were glad to find out the veteran reliever is sticking around for at least one more season. They were also embracing the man now in charge, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.
There was certainly a positive vibe as the Cubs...
Kerry Wood is staying with the Cubs. In an announcement perfectly timed to kick off the Cubs Convention on Friday, Wood and the team reached agreement on a one-year deal for $3 million plus an option.
The Chicago Cubs and pitcher Kerry Wood agreed to terms on a one-year contract with a club option for 2013 on Friday.
Kerry Wood will stay with the Cubs. The one-year deal, announced during the opening ceremonies at the Cubs Convention, is for $3 million with an option for 2013.
The Chicago Cubs and Kerry Wood have agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal, according to a source.
The Chicago Cubs and Kerry Wood have agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs say free agent pitcher Kerry Wood will return for the 2012 season.
The plot keeps thickening in the search for the Reds next closer as rumors surfaced Tuesday evening about the team being in serious talks in inking free agent stopper Ryan Madson, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Cincinnati is now alleged to be courting the free agent likes of Madson, Kerry Wood, and incumbent Francisco Cordero to assume closer/setup roles. Given the fact that...