Kerry Wood said Wednesday that he has decided against having surgery to repair his injured right shoulder and that he intends to return next season as a reliever.
Originally Posted by AvesIce51
I know this is one scenario, but the Cubs are going to make Kerry Wood a closer to have less stress on his arm. So, what gives?
Wood, who has a partially torn rotator cuff, kept having setbacks as he reached 60-70 pitches in his throwing sessions. Rehab and shorter outings may give him the best chance of contributing next season. Where he'll be trying his comeback is anyone's guess. The Cubs will buy out his option year, and they have enough well compensated relievers as is. He'll probably take an incentive-laden deal elsewhere.(www.rotoworld.com)
Like was stated earlier two different injuries for two different pitchers. Wood who is hurt and trying to contribute anyway possible. Papelbon who was hurt last year with a socket problem in his shoulder trying to figure out what will have the least amount of stress on him.