Today it's Kerry Wood. The tendinitis is back in his shoulder. I am not sure what has happened to Wood. I'd guess it has been all of the innings he has logged with awful mechanics.
The Cubs are screwed by the contract they signed Kerry to following the 2003 season. While pitchers like Mark Mulder, Tim Hudson, Kevin Millwood, and (soon) Bary Zito have become available the Cubs have been out of the running thanks to the contract they gave Kerry.
The Cubs say he may make his start on Saturday. If he does great. If not, they'll probably shut Wood down and the Cubs will be looking at moving Rusch into the rotation or calling up Sergio Mitre. Ay Caramba.