Chicago Cubs closer Kerry wood has been having problems with a blister on his right index finger. A new type of blister treatment that Wood has been receiving from team doctors may negate the need for a DL trip. Wood has been out since July 11th, but will attempt to throw on Wednesday. If the session is successful, Wood will be available to pitch at some point during the week.
Cubs starting pitching has been notching enough innings to give the bullpen a rest in Wood’s abscence.