Wood to Rehab with Peoria Sunday

Barring setbacks, Wood to pitch Sunday

PEORIA, IL—The Peoria Chiefs in conjunction with the Chicago Cubs have announced that barring any medical setbacks in the next two days, Cubs right-hander Kerry Wood will rehab with the Chiefs Sunday night at 6:30 PM at O'Brien Field. The Chiefs face the Lansing Lugnuts in the finale of an eight game homestand with gates opening at 5:30 PM.

Individual Game Tickets for all customers for the Kerry Wood rehab are currently on sale via the O'Brien Field Box Office, over the phone at 1-866-MYTICKET (1-866-698-4253) or via the web at www.peoriachiefs.com. There are still a limited number of Club Box tickets left for Sunday's game. Lawn tickets and standing room only tickets are also available.

Wood was placed on the disabled list March 28th with a right shoulder injury and has been making simulated and rehab starts at the Cubs Spring Training facility in Mesa, AZ since mid-March.

Wood appeared in two games with the Chiefs last season including a full inning of work at O'Brien Field on August 2nd against the Kane County Cougars. In those two outings, Wood allowed just one base runner while striking out five in 2 1/3 innings of work.

He then returned to the Cubs and pitched out of the bullpen before going on the 15-day disabled list on August 30th and eventually the 60-day DL on September 12th.

Selected with the 4th overall pick in 1995, Wood made his Cubs debut in 1998 with a 13-6 record and a 3.40 ERA. He made national headlines on May 6th, 1998 when he tied the Major League record with 20 strikeouts in a 1-hitter against Houston. He won the 1998 National League Rookie of the Year as the Cubs won the NL Wildcard.

Wood went 14-11 in 2003 while leading the NL in strikeouts and making the All-Start team. Wood helped the Cubs to the 2003 Central Division title and in the NLDS he went 2-0 with a 1.76 ERA and also hit a home run. Last season, Wood made 10 starts in 21 appearances and was 3-4 with a 4.23 ERA. He entered the 2006 season with a 70-54 career record, a 3.57 ERA and 1286 strikeouts in just 1109 innings.

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