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Kerry Wood

37-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 210   DOB: 6/16/1977   BORN: Irving, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Kerry Wood Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal with the Cubs in January 2012.

May 18, 2012  –  Kerry Wood News

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Wood struck out the only batter he faced during a brief relief appearance Friday afternoon against the White Sox.

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Kerry Wood Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 27 AAA IOW 1 1 0 5.0 2 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0.00 0.60
2005 28 AAA IOW 3 3 0 12.7 11 4 1 18 6 0 0 0 2.84 1.34
2005 28 MAJ CHN 21 10 0 66.0 52 31 14 77 26 3 4 0 4.23 1.18
2006 29 AAA IOW 1 1 0 5.0 5 1 0 3 2 0 1 0 1.80 1.40
2006 29 MAJ CHN 4 4 0 19.7 19 9 5 13 8 1 2 0 4.12 1.37
2007 30 R AZL 4 4 0 4.0 4 1 0 5 1 0 1 0 2.25 1.25
2007 30 A PEO 3 1 0 3.0 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0.00 0.67
2007 30 AA TEN 1 0 0 1.7 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
2007 30 MAJ CHN 22 0 0 24.3 18 9 0 24 13 1 1 0 3.33 1.27
2008 31 MAJ CHN 65 0 0 66.3 54 24 3 84 18 5 4 34 3.26 1.09
2009 32 MAJ CLE 58 0 0 55.0 48 26 7 63 28 3 3 20 4.25 1.38
2010 33 AA AKR 3 1 0 2.2 4 6 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 20.25 3.18
2010 33 MAJ CLE 23 0 0 20.0 21 14 3 18 11 1 4 8 3 1 6.30 1.60
2010 33 MAJ NYY 24 0 0 26.0 14 2 1 31 18 2 0 0 1 10 0.69 1.23
2010  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ CLE/NYY 47 0 0 46.0 35 16 4 49 29 3 4 8 4 11 3.13 1.39
2011 34 MAJ CHC 55 0 0 51.0 45 19 5 57 21 3 5 1 6 21 3.35 1.29
2012 35 MAJ CHC 10 0 0 8.7 8 8 1 6 11 0 2 0 2 3 8.31 2.19
3-Year Averages     32 0 0 29.8 26 13 3 31 16 1 3 0 4 12 3.92 1.41
Career  (View All)     446 178 5 1,380.0 1,083 563 148 1,582 666 86 75 63 3.67 1.27

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Kerry Wood Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201218233001.214

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201224485010.313

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20124.302056114.542.77

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20124.30001502.081.62
Kerry Wood Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 27 AAA IOW 1 1 5.0 7.20 1.80 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .165
2005 28 AAA IOW 3 3 12.7 12.79 4.26 3.00 0.71 81.3% 2.84 3.04 .361
2005 28 MAJ CHN 21 10 66.0 10.50 3.55 2.96 1.91 73.4% 4.23 4.85 .258
2006 29 AAA IOW 1 1 5.0 5.40 3.60 1.50 0.00 85.7% 1.80 3.20 .311
2006 29 MAJ CHN 4 4 19.7 5.95 3.66 1.63 2.29 0.96 81.8% 4.12 6.44 .248
2007 30 R AZL 4 4 4.0 11.25 2.25 5.00 0.00 80% 2.25 1.45 .389
2007 30 A PEO 3 1 3.0 9.00 3.00 3.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .155
2007 30 AA TEN 1 0 1.7 5.40 5.40 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.80 .000
2007 30 MAJ CHN 22 0 24.3 8.88 4.81 1.85 0.00 0.73 71% 3.33 2.88 .287
2008 31 MAJ CHN 65 0 66.3 11.40 2.44 4.67 0.41 0.92 69.6% 94.8 MPH 3.26 2.10 .331
2009 32 MAJ CLE 58 0 55.0 10.31 4.58 2.25 1.15 0.93 72.5% 95.5 MPH 4.25 4.14 .308
2010 33 AA AKR 3 1 2.2 8.18 12.27 0.67 0.00 14.3% 20.25 5.47 .488
2010 33 MAJ CLE 23 0 20.0 8.10 4.95 1.64 1.35 1.04 62.1% 94.4 MPH 6.30 5.30 .319
2010 33 MAJ NYY 24 0 26.0 10.73 6.23 1.72 0.35 0.79 96.8% 94.4 MPH 0.69 3.51 .235
2010  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ CLE/NYY 47 0 46.0 9.59 5.67 1.69 0.78 0.92 80% 94.4 MPH 3.13 4.15 .277
2011 34 MAJ CHC 55 0 51.0 10.06 3.71 2.71 0.88 0.80 77% 94.5 MPH 3.35 3.77 .315
2012 35 MAJ CHC 10 0 8.7 6.23 11.42 0.55 1.04 1.00 61.1% 94.1 MPH 8.31 7.12 .275
3-Year Averages     32 0 29.8 9.35 4.83 1.94 0.91 74.4% 3.92 4.04 .302
Career     446 178 1,380.0 10.32 4.34 2.38 0.97 74.1% 3.67 3.80 .288

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Kerry Wood: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Updating a prior note, Wood wants to make one more major league appearance, but is expected to announce his retirement shortly thereafter, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Wood will retire Friday, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Wood threw a scoreless eighth inning Sunday with the Cubs protecting a three-run lead, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "He threw his curve ball today, cutter, had good velocity," manager Dale Sveum said. "That was really nice to see, to bounce back after a good outing last time - a two-inning good outing - and bounce back with another one."

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Wood threw two scoreless innings in the Cubs' 13-inning loss to the Brewers, striking out one while walking three.

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Wood gave up two runs on one hit and a walk while pitching the eighth inning Friday afternoon against the Dodgers.

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Wood will be eased into the Cubs' bullpen picture, pitching in the sixth and seventh innings initially, the Cubs' official site reports.

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Wood (shoulder) was activated from the disabled list Thursday, Doug Padilla of ESPN.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2012

At age 34, Wood is still around, albeit coming off meniscus surgery in his left knee and unlikely ever to log heavy innings even for a reliever. That said, Wood averaged 94.5 mph on his fastball and fanned 57 in 51 innings last year. He'll have a spot in the back of the Cubs bullpen again this year and it's not hard to see him being traded or taking over the closer role if the Cubs move Carlos Marmol. Also keep in mind that when closers implode, management always loves to turn to someone with experience first.

2011

Wood excelled in a setup role with the Yankees last season, allowing just two earned runs and striking out 31 in 26 innings. However, walks were an issue (5.7 BB/9IP between Cleveland and New York in 2010), and his days as a full-time closer could be over. Although he may have been able to get a better contract elsewhere, Wood chose a one-year, $1.5 million contract to return to the Cubs. Now back on the north side of Chicago, Wood figures to open the year as the primary setup man for closer Carlos Marmol.

2010

Wood's first season in Cleveland was a mild disappointment, both for the Indians and his fantasy owners, as he recorded just 20 saves. He struggled at times to get consistent work and posted the highest ERA (4.25) and WHIP (1.382) since his rookie year. He's the Indians' closer for as long as he's there, but the Indians would love to find a taker for his $10.5 million salary (and an $11 million option for 2011 that kicks in if he finishes 55 games) so tread carefully if you're in an AL-only format.

2009

After years of battling arm injuries, Wood resurrected his career as a closer last year, and it was an unqualified success. Wood's 3.26 ERA doesn't do justice to his elite peripherals (84:18 K:BB in 66.1 IP, three HR allowed). Wood signed with the Indians in December, and we expect him to be one of the top closers in the American League, assuming his arm holds up.

2008

After rehabbing a partially torn rotator cuff for most of the year, Wood returned in August and pitched serviceably for the Cubs, striking out a batter an inning despite having spotty command. Wood's fastball was clocked in the mid-90s, indicating that his velocity is mostly back, and the Cubs signed him to a one-year $4.2 million deal as a result. Barring a setback, he'll likely head into 2008 as part of the closer mix with Bobby Howry and Carlos Marmol.

2007

If there's no room for Mark Prior's injury history in this magazine, there's certainly no room for Wood's, either. Wood pitched just 19.2 innings last season due to shoulder and knee problems before being shut down for the year with a partially torn rotator cuff. He opted not to have surgery on the shoulder (his 2005 arthroscopic shoulder surgery only seemed to make things worse) and at press time, his rehab was reportedly going well. If Wood is able to return, it will be as a middle reliever at first. If he pitches well and Ryan Dempster struggles, we wouldn't be surprised to see him in the closer role. Of course, Wood's got to get healthy first, and that's far from a sure thing.

2006

Wood underwent arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder last September, which revealed no structural damage to his rotator cuff. Wood's rehab has been going well, and he's expected to be back by May. With the re-signing of closer Ryan Dempster to a three-year deal, there's little chance that Wood would be used in that role, and the Cubs have indicated they want to use Wood exclusively as a starter. Prior to being shut down, Wood's numbers were right in line with his career marks, except for an elevated home run rate, which isn't too worrying given the sample size and the fact that he was pitching with an injury.

2005

Wood missed a couple of months with a strained triceps muscle, but otherwise his 2004 numbers are mostly in line with his past. He did lower his walk rate, however, and if that's not an anomaly he could take the next step up and become a Cy Young candidate. As it stands, he's a great pitcher who's a threat to post double-digit strikeouts in any given start, but without pinpoint control he's not in the class of a healthy Mark Prior or Jason Schmidt. As with all the Cubs young hurlers (Wood is still just 27) manager Dusty Baker's old school management style poses some overuse risk, and Wood's less-than-smooth mechanics are more taxing on his arm than some.

2004

Wood led the majors in strikeouts last season with 266 in 211 innings, and when you have a strikeout rate like that, you can get away with the 100 walks, and in fact, Wood's 3.20 ERA was the best of his career. Wood is several years removed from arm elbow surgery, and assuming he stays healthy, he's a lock to be among the major-league leaders in strikeouts every year. The only major concern here is that Wood, whose delivery puts a fair amount of stress on his arm, was second in the majors last season in pitches per start with 110.7 (stat courtesy of The Bill James 2004 Handbook). Given that manager Dusty Baker is "old school" -- and not in a good way -- you can expect him to encourage Wood to have a potentially self-destructive bulldog mentality again in 2004. Still, for now, there's no specific reason to think Wood is anything but healthy, and if he stays that way, he should have another good season.

2003

Wood's 2002 numbers were, on the surface, remarkably similar to his 2001 totals. He struck out exactly 217 batters both years and walked roughly the same amount (92 in '01, 97 in '02) as well. But Wood's 2002 numbers were complied over 213 2/3 IP, a full 39 1/3 IP more than in the previous season, which means that his strikeout rate went down. While his walk rate dipped as well, Wood gave up 42 more hits, including six more home runs, in those extra innings, pushing his ERA up from 3.36 to 3.66. Does this mean anything? It's hard to say. But if Wood's strikeout rate were to dip below one per inning, we would have to wonder about the health of his arm.