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Updated: February 21, 2007, 11:27 AM ET
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Chicago Cubs: Trying to stay away from the elbow and shoulder problems that have plagued him throughout his career, Kerry Wood plans to avoid throwing curveballs when he moves to the bullpen this season.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Wood threw an encouraging bullpen session on Monday. He said he plans to throw primarily his fastball and slider with an occasional changeup this season.

"That would be a pitch I would usually use later in the game as I got tired," said Wood of ...

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