Friday, August 03, 2007

Wood activated today!

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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs today activated right-handed pitcher Kerry Wood from the 60-day disabled list after optioning right-handed pitcher Rocky Cherry to Triple-A Iowa following yesterday's game vs. Philadelphia. In addition, right-handed pitcher Angel Guzman was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Wood, 30, has gone 1-1 with a 1.04 ERA (1 ER/8.2 IP) in eight rehabilitation outings with Rookie League Mesa, Single-A Peoria and Double-A Tennessee from July 14-31. He began the 2007 campaign on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis and was transferred to the 60-day disabled list May 15.
Selected by the Cubs in the first round of the 1995 draft (fourth player chosen), Wood has compiled a 71-56 career record with a 3.68 ERA (461 ER/1128.2 IP) in 189 (178 starts). His 1,299 strikeouts rank fifth in Cubs history, just six behind Greg Maddux who is fourth with 1,305 strikeouts.
Wood owns a 2.25 ERA (3 ER/12.0 IP) and an 0-1 record in 11 career relief appearances, all coming in 2005. His most recent Major League action was on June 6, 2006 at Houston in a 4-1 loss in which he allowed four runs (one earned) in 3.2 innings of work.
Cherry, 27, is 1-1 with a 3.00 (5 ER/15.0 IP) in 12 relief appearances for Chicago this season. The rookie has gone 2-0 with four saves and a 5.55 ERA (22 ER/35.2 IP) in 30 games (one start) with Iowa.
Guzman, 25, landed on the 15-day disabled list June 6, retroactive to June 2, with a strained right elbow. He is 0-1 with a 3.56 ERA (12 ER/30.1 IP) in 12 games (three starts) for the Cubs this season.

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