Reports are that Kerry Wood will announce his retirement after the Cubs game today. your thoughts?
Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood will retire after his next outing, which could come as soon as Friday, a source familiar with the situation told ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine.
The Cubs won't force him into a game, a source told ESPNChicago.com's Doug Padilla. The announcement will come after his next appearance. The team has said Wood is available to pitch Friday afternoon in the first game of the city series against the Chicago White Sox.
Initially, it was reported that Wood would retire Friday, but the plan to let him pitch once more before the announcement was revealed by sources.
Wood, 34, is 0-2 with a 8.64 ERA and has been battling health issues all season.