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Cubs place Kerry Wood on DL with blister on index finger

Jun 13, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT

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Kerry Wood took less money to return to the Cubs as a free agent this offseason and has pitched well with a 2.25 ERA and 21/10 K/BB ratio in 24 innings setting up Carlos Marmol, but now a blister on his right index finger has forced him to the disabled list.

Wood has been pitching through the blister for a couple weeks, mostly successfully, but hasn’t appeared in a game since Wednesday. He’ll be eligible to come off the DL next weekend.

Carrie Muskat of reports that the Cubs are swapping a pitcher for a hitter while putting Wood on the shelf, activating Jeff Baker from the DL to replace him on the roster. Baker has been out since late May with a groin injury.

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Jun 13, 2011 at 4:53 PM

    I heard this is his 15th DL stint of his career! Does anyone have the record on this? Who has the most? Griffey had a bunch. I can’t remember anything earlier than that b/c I’m Buddha blessed.

  2. yankeesfanlen - Jun 13, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    Hiding him in the back lot so the Yankees won’t take him with them this weekend?

  3. deathmonkey41 - Jun 13, 2011 at 7:15 PM

    Stewie wrote a song about this-

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