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Kerry Wood will resume closing for the Indians once healthy

Jul 27, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

Indians manager Manny Acta made it clear yesterday that Kerry Wood will immediately reclaim ninth-inning when he returns from the disabled list, saying: “Whenever Kerry’s ready, he’ll close.”
Wood has been sidelined since July 12 with a blister on his right index finger and wasn’t any good before landing on the shelf, going 1-4 with a 6.30 ERA and three blown saves in 11 chances.
Presumably the Indians are still holding out some hope of trading Wood for minimal value (or monetary savings) before the July 31 deadline, although given his contract there’s little doubt that he’d clear waivers after July 31 and could then be moved any time until August 31.
Wood is in the second season of a two-year, $20.5 million deal and the contract also includes a sure-to-be-declined $11 million team option for 2011.

  1. Old Gator - Jul 27, 2010 at 10:59 AM

    Amelia Earhart will resume flying for Delta once she turns up, too.

  2. YankeesfanLen - Jul 27, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    [Cleans coffee off monitor]…..Good one, Gator… will file this under “all occasion” for use when former Yankees resume hitting 80+ RBIs under the mandatory recycling program.

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