With what I've gone through and where I've come from and the way I threw the ball (last season), there was no doubt in my mind (a deal would get done)Indians sign closer Kerry Wood Dec 13, 2008
This is an area that Kerry usually experiences soreness in during spring training. After the soreness hadn't resolved in four or five days, we worked it up diagnostically with an MRI. The MRI revealed the strainIndians reliever Wood out 6-to-8 weeks Mar 20, 2010
I'm probably not going to be coming back as a starterCubs' Kerry Wood done for the year Aug 03, 2006
Every time I turned around I had a couple of guys on base, so I was pitching out of jams all night longChi. Cubs 4; San Francisco 2 Apr 30, 2003
Kerry Lee Wood (born June 16, 1977) is a National Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. Wood recorded over 200 strikeouts in four out of his first five seasons, with a high of 266 in 2003.
Wood has struggled with injuries throughout his career, being placed on the disabled list 14 times in the 13 seasons of his major league career. He missed the entire 1999 season due to elbow surgery in spring training. In recent years, he has had three serious arm injuries, and started only a total of 14 major league games from Opening Day 2005 through the middle of 2006. Wood returned to the Cubs during the 2007 season as a relief pitcher, and served as the team's closer in 2008.
Wood became a phenomenon while attending MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, for his first three seasons of high school baseball. He continued his domination of batters at Grand Prairie High School in his final season as a high school player.