The Cubs have brought back 33-year old righty reliever Kerry Wood on a 1-year, $1.5 million dollar deal. Wood pitched in 47 games (0 starts) last season for the Yankees & Indians and he was 3-4 with 8 saves, a 3.13 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. In his two years since he left the Cubs, Wood has pitched in 105 games (0 starts) in which he was 6-7 with 28 saves, a 3.74 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. Wood only allowed 83 hits in 101 innings the last two years while whiffing 112 batters showing that his excellent stuff is still intact. Wood pitched in 276 games (178 starts) in his first 10 years with the Cubs and he is 77-61 with 34 saves, a 3.61 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. Wood will serve as Carlos Marmol’s set up man in 2011. I love this signing for the Cubs as they got Wood to give them a huge home town discount.