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Cubs place Kerry Wood on DL with shoulder fatigue

Apr 20, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

Kerry Wood AP

Kerry Wood had hoped to avoid the disabled list after getting a cortisone shot in his sore right shoulder earlier this week, but today the Cubs put him on the shelf.

Scott Maine, a left-handed reliever with big strikeout rates in the minors, was called up to take his spot on the roster and in the bullpen.

“Right shoulder fatigue” is the official reason given for Wood’s disabled list stint and Carrie Muskat of notes that this is his 16th career trip to the DL, which works out to slightly more than one per season for his 14-year career.

Wood, who re-signed with the Cubs on a one-year, $3 million deal after pitching very well last season, made just four appearances before being shut down.

  1. Old Gator - Apr 20, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    I cannot imagine a world without Kerry Wood on the DL.

    • proudlycanadian - Apr 20, 2012 at 12:15 PM

      How come when a player is placed on the DL it is for a minimum of 15 games, but when a manager is placed on the DL it is for only 5 games?

      • Old Gator - Apr 20, 2012 at 12:43 PM

        Different DLs. One is the disabled list. The other is the dimwit’s list.

      • proudlycanadian - Apr 20, 2012 at 1:34 PM

        Foot In Mouth disease is akin to Mad Cow Disease and can be a serious malady.

  2. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 20, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    I miss the days where he’d be healthy, strike everyone out for several innings, and hit a home run.

    Those were few days, but I miss those days.

    • henryd3rd - Apr 21, 2012 at 1:50 PM

      Terry Woods misses those days as well. Got to give the dude credit though. He pitched well when he had on Yankee pinstripes. He should have taken Cashman’s offer. At the very least he would gotten another shot at the playoffs. Can someone find that damn billy goat and Bartman and apologize on the part of all Cubs’ fans. This curse thing is getting old.

  3. jlovenotjlo - Apr 20, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Shoulder fatigue? I think the Cubs just have Kerry Wood fatigue.

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