Report: Phils interested in Kerry Wood

Report: Phils interested in Kerry Wood
January 8, 2012, 11:30 pm
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The Phillies are interested in pitcher Kerry Wood as a "possible late-inning relief option," according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

Wood was initially thought to be a lock to re-sign with the Chicago Cubs, but is now talking with other teams.

Crasnick Tweeted the news on Sunday afternoon:

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JerryCrasnickKerry Wood is on the Philliesradar as a possible late-inning relief option -- if he doesn't re-signwith the Cubs.
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The Phils could aggressively begin pursuing Wood if setup man Jose Contreras can't sufficiently recover from elbow surgery, writes HardballTalk.

Wood, 34, had an ERA of 3.35 last season, with a 1.29 WHIP in 51 innings for the Cubs. He initially accepted a one-year, 1.5 million contract from the Cubs, but things have apparently somewhat deteriorated on that front.