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Wood credits Cubs GM Hendry's honesty, but says leaving team is 'bittersweet'

Updated: November 14, 2008, 6:58 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Kerry Wood prepared himself mentally and emotionally last season, knowing it might be his last one with the Chicago Cubs. Turned out, it was.

Wood wanted to stay with the only team he's ever pitched for, but the economic realities of the game and the team's needs in other areas prevented that from happening.

After recovering from serious shoulder problems and numerous injuries that have sidetracked his career as a starter, Wood became a top closer last season. And now as ...

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