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Kerry Wood: Incentive-Laden Deal with Cubs

Posted on November 12, 2006 at 12:35 PM


Wood and the Cubs agreed to a one-year, $1.75 million deal on Sunday, the Chicago Tribune reports.


The deal could be worth an additional $6 million in incentives. Wood made just four starts in 2006 as he spent most of the season rehabbing a torn rotator cuff. He is expected to return in a relief role, and with Ryan Dempster struggling mightily last season, Wood could find himself in the closer's role if he proves himself capable and healthy.

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