Wood was not expected to be ready to return to the rotation by Opening Day and
won't have to rush.
And now the next sentence...
The Cubs have five starters in right-handers Carlos Zambrano, Mark Prior, Greg
Maddux, and Jerome Williams, and left-hander Glendon Rusch.
So they delayed his surgery and had him pitch in relief on team that was going down in flames last season, so he can miss the start of next season. This is unfathomably dumb, even for the ridiculously incompetent Cubs brain trust.