Longtime Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood is ready to hang up his spikes today, according to sources close to the team.
Wood resigned with the Cubs the past offseason, after spending parts of the last several years with the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees.
Wood is best remembered perhaps for his 20-strikeout game against Houston back in his rookie season of 1998. Wood won the National League Rookie of the Year award that same season.
Wood endured injuries throughout his career and seemed to be battling various ailments in the early part of the 2012 campaign. He is 0-2 with an 8.64 ERA this year.
UPDATE – Sounds like Kerry Wood wants one more appearance in a major league game before retiring. It could come today, tomorrow or Sunday at Wrigley Field, as the Cubs host the Chicago White Sox. I’m guessing the ovation Wood will receive as he heads out to the mound for the final time will be something to behold.