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Kerry Wood has talked to Theo Epstein about job with Cubs

Sep 24, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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Kerry Wood was back at Wrigley Field over the weekend for a ceremony honoring his Cubs career and it sounds like the recently retired right-hander will eventually be rejoining the organization in some capacity.

“We’ve kicked some ideas around, met with and talked to Theo [Epstein] about it,” Wood said, via Sahadev Sharma of ESPN Chicago. “We’re all kinda on the same page and I’m sure we’ll get something done soon and work out all the details. Definitely want to be around and definitely want to be involved.”

Wood, who retired in mid-May, liked playing for the Cubs so much that he turned down bigger contract offers to return as a free agent in 2011 and has talked previously about thinking highly of Theo Epstein in general.

He also mentioned wanting to see the Cubs bring Sammy Sosa back into the fold at some point, but those odds seem quite a bit longer.

  1. stlouis1baseball - Sep 24, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    I hope they bring back Sammy as well. Speaking of which…where the hell has he been?
    Has anyone had any Sammy Sosa sightings?

    • kevinleaptrot - Sep 24, 2012 at 11:28 AM

      Taking english lessons I hear.

      • cubsrice - Sep 24, 2012 at 11:38 AM

        Ha haaaaa…

        I think Sosa lives in Florida now.

  2. townballblog - Sep 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    So HE DOES do Ivy-checks before every game!

  3. ir3d5andi - Sep 27, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    Lets not forget Sammy walked out on Wrigley, his teammates, and most importantly the fans at the end of his tenure in Chicago. I think I speak for all real Cubs fans when I say we don’t need or want Sammy Sosa in any capacity to be involved with the Chicago Cubs. Him and the rest of the Mitchell Report idiots can stay under whatever rock they’re currently hiding under.

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