Wood works to return from sore triceps

Updated: June 27, 2004, 4:41 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Kerry Wood threw a three-inning simulated game Sunday in another step toward overcoming a sore triceps muscle in his pitching arm.

Kerry Wood

On the disabled list since May 12, Wood threw 42 pitches in the workout at Wrigley Field before joining his Cubs teammates at U.S. Cellular Field for Sunday's game against the White Sox.

"It's kind of what I expected. I was expecting to go out there today with no pain," said Wood, who threw to switch-hitting Jose Macias.

"I had some success and was pleased with the way I threw."

Wood said his next step is to see how his arm reacts Monday, probably throw another simulated game and then perhaps go out on a rehab assignment with one of the Cubs' farm teams.

"Hopefully we've turned the corner," he added. "Hopefully everything should be fine tomorrow, so we should be able to move forward."

Wood has a 3-3 record with a 2.82 ERA this season.

Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press