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Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood
Wood pitching for the Cleveland Indians in 2010.
MLB Player information
NameKerry Wood
PositionRelief pitcher
MLB debutApril 12, 1998 for the Chicago Cubs
Career statistics
Win Loss record86 73
Earned run average3.64
*Chicago Cubs (1998 2008) *Cleveland Indians (2009 2010) *New York Yankees (2010) *Chicago Cubs (2011-present)
*NL Rookie of the Year Award winner (1998) *2× All-Star selection (2003, 2008) *Led NL in strikeouts in 2003

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Kerry Lee Wood (born June 16, 1977) is a National Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. Wood recorded over 200 strikeouts in four out of his first five seasons, with a high of 266 in 2003.

Wood has struggled with injuries throughout his career, being placed on the disabled list 14 times in the 13 seasons of his major league career. He missed the entire 1999 season due to elbow surgery in spring training. In recent years, he has had three serious arm injuries, and started only a total of 14 major league games from Opening Day 2005 through the middle of 2006. Wood returned to the Cubs during the 2007 season as a relief pitcher, and served as the team's closer in 2008.

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