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Kerry Wood Hurt in Fall From Hot Tub


By Associated Press

Posted February 15 2007, 4:34 PM EST



MESA, Ariz. -- Oft-injured Kerry Wood is out again -- this time because of a flub in a hot tub.


The Chicago Cubs pitcher is not expected to throw off the mound for a few days after he slipped this week getting out of a hot tub at home. Wood landed on his stomach and chest.


It was just a little spill," Wood said Thursday. "I didn't think anything of it. Nothing's wrong. It's just going to be a few extra days. My arm feels great. My body feels good."


Wood said he probably would not have thrown off the mound until Friday had he not gotten hurt. He participated in most drills on Thursday when pitchers and catchers worked out for the first time.


Bothered by an injured right shoulder the past three seasons, Wood is being converted to a reliever after being limited to four starts last year.

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Wood throws off mound

Right-hander tosses 10 pitches, will be re-evaluated daily

By Carrie Muskat / MLB.com


MESA, Ariz. -- Kerry Wood, sidelined with a bruise after falling out of a hot tub, threw 10 pitches off a mound Saturday, and looked good, Cubs pitching coach Admin Rothschild said.


Wood had been expected to throw Monday, which would've been one week after the incident at his Phoenix area home. But Rothschild said the plan was to go day to day.


"He really looked good," Rothschild said of Wood, who bruised his chest in the fall. "It was only 10 pitches, but the fact that he's on his legs tells me that he feels good arm-wise. When the injury [with his right shoulder]started cropping up, he didn't use his legs at all because he didn't want to create arm speed and cause problems. You could tell he's done a lot of work with balance and really used his legs well. It was good to see."


Wood had undergone arthroscopic shoulder surgery in late August 2005, and made four starts in 2006 before he was sidelined again with a partial tear in his right rotator cuff. On Saturday, he didn't throw full speed. Rothschild wanted to hold him back.


"I told him, 'Let's get on the mound and see how it feels and see how you react tomorrow so we know more,'" Rothschild said.


If Wood doesn't have any problems after Saturday's short session, he'll throw 25-30 pitches on the side.


Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


Nothing like a hard day of work, 10 PITCHES???? :blink: :blink: :blink:


This guy has just had to many problems....

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