no sooner was that revealed than today's bright one drops a little more candy for the injury watchers of cubdom.
Wood is expected to have his damaged shoulder re-examined, possibly by Cincinnati surgeon Timothy Kremchek, who performed Wood's shoulder surgery in August 2005, the source said. Wood has not been able to throw from a mound since recurring pain in his shoulder ended his bid to earn a bullpen job this spring after only five one-inning appearances.
Cubs officials, including general manager Jim Hendry, declined to comment on the status of the pair once considered among the top starting pitching tandems in the majors. But with the latest double dose of injury news, the chances that either takes the mound again for the Cubs have gone from dim to grim -- and neither has turned 30.
one would have to think that the kerry-wood-bullpen experiment is rapidly nearing a close (apologies for the pun). wood hasn't thrown in nearly a month and logged only five innings this spring. that pitcher isn't coming back to the majors anytime soon, no matter what his name is or how much hope was invested in him.
it would thus seem that, for the time being, angel guzman will remain unchallenged in the cub bullpen -- at least until the third of the dl triplets, wade miller, forces his recall to the rotation.
|1||Carlos Zambrano||Ryan Dempster||Scott Eyre*||Michael Barrett||Derrek Lee||Cliff Floyd*|
|2||Ted Lilly*||Bob Howry||Will Ohman*||Henry Blanco||Mark Derosa||Alfonso Soriano|
|3||Jason Marquis||Michael Wuertz||Neal Cotts*||Geovany Soto||Cesar Izturis**||Jacque Jones*|
|4||Rich Hill*||Angel Guzman||Clay Rapada*||Aramis Ramirez||Matt Murton|
|5||Wade Miller||Rocky Cherry||Ryan Theriot||Daryle Ward*|
|6||Mark Prior||Roberto Novoa||Ronny Cedeno||Angel Pagan**|
|7||Juan Mateo||Kerry Wood||Scott Moore*||Buck Coats*|
|8||Sean Marshall*||Brian Dopirak||Felix Pie*|