According to a report from Dave Kaplan, the Cubs are moving toward finalizing a deal to bring Kerry Wood back to the North Side of Chicago. Kaplan tweeted that the two sides are “very close” but the “deal is not yet done.” Kaplan expects to the deal to be done this week.
A report from Ken Rosenthal early Wednesday morning indicated Wood is looking for a two-year, $12 million contract this winter.
Updated – 11:18pm CT – Ken Rosenthal reported the Cubs are close on a deal with Kerry Wood. Kerry Wood was reportedly a “priority” for the Yankees in the aftermath of losing out on Cliff Lee. Wood was very successful during his time in New York and he appeared to be heading back to the Bronx.
Kid K would likely serve as the primary setup man to Carlos Marmol … and would allow the Cubs to make Andrew Cashner a starter again.
Reports late Wednesday night indicated the White Sox had offered Kerry Wood a two-year contract.
The Cubs will have to make another roster move in order to sign Kerry Wood. The Cubs big league roster currently stands at 40 players.
Stay tuned …