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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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SPRING TRAINING NEWS
Follow the day's news from spring training in the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues as we begin the countdown toward Opening Day on Sunday (Mets at world champion Cardinals, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2):
• Colon, Weaver, Figgins on DL
• Pirates send Sanchez to the DL
• Rogers has clot removed, will miss first half
• Sabathia throws, says he's ready for opener
• Pavano to start Opening Day for Yankeees
• A's put Dan Johnson on DL with hip injury
• Walker signs minor league deal with A's
• Grapefruit: Towers wins spot in Jays' rotation
• Cactus: Big Unit to start season on DL