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Monday, July 16th, 2018



We knew it was inevitable that Kerry Wood would end up on the DL. But who knew it would be for a blister–one that is taking exceedingly long to heal.

As Jim Hendry said: “It’s just a real bad case. The blister has taken a long, long time to heal,” general manager Jim Hendry said. “A lot of skin irritation and things like that.”

The Tribune reports that Wood will miss the next 4 games and likely more.

“That would give Wood three weeks of rest since his last appearance on July 11, and it could be much longer. Wood threw a bullpen session on Monday, but it did not go well.

“He threw with a protective pad on [the index finger] for a while and it felt OK,” Piniella said. “Then he took it off and tried to throw without it, and he couldn’t.”

For a team that probably still needs another bullpen arm, having Wood out this long hurts. Howry is just not getting it done. Marmol scared everyone with a walk in the 9th last night. Samardzija may get some chances, and plenty of rookies have come in as closers, but I still don’t find that to be optimal.

Here’s guessing Jim Hendry is working the phones looking for another power arm.

  • dhaab

    I’ve been thinking the exact same thing. That’s a whole lot of time for a blister to heal.

  • MOD

    Too bad they don’t have much left to give Baltimore for a Sherrill and Roberts deal. I know they don’t need Roberts but I do sure like the guy, and I would like him a whole lot more if he were in a Cubs uniform.

    Aren’t too many power arms out there for bullpen help. Can AJ Burnett close?

  • MOD

    And soooo good to see them beat the Crew’s two best. Send a message boys.

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    JP Ricciardi says AJ Burnett isn’t going anywhere.

  • MOD

    JP’s an idiot.

    And I was kidding. I don’t want Burnett near Wrigley.

    Manny to the Marlins?

    Steve Phillips is an idiot, too. BTW

  • dhaab

    Cardinals fan here.
    The new Cards GM, Mozeliak, fleeced Ricciardi on the Rolen for Glaus trade. And yes, I loved the trade when it was made. I wanted Rolen off the team, no matter what they had to do. I actually remember being surprised the Cards got much of anything for him, let alone a player like Glaus.
    Now Rolen’s saying his back is hurting him again.

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