Thursday, February 26, 2009

Kerry Wood injury?

Reports are rolling in from Arizona about a sore back that is bothering $20 million closer Kerry Wood.

Eric Wedge broke the news following the Tribe's opening game of the spring training season, stating that Wood has not thrown since last weekend.

According to Bud Shaw of the Plain Dealer, Wood attributed the soreness to not having worn spikes all winter, and that he has experienced such pain the last few springs. That's fine, and it may be nothing, but Wood has logged one full season out of the last six. In baseball terminology, "soreness" has a funny way of turning into something more serious (see Travis Hafner, Jake Westbrook, and Anthony Reyes, for starters).

Hopefully it is nothing, but this is something that The Chubby Indian will be monitoring closely.

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