Cubs Recall Scott Maine

Shoulder fatigue has caused Chicago Cubs setup man Kerry Wood to hit their 15-day disabled list.  To replace Wood on their roster, the Cubs recalled left-handed reliever Scott Maine.

Wood, who hasn’t pitched since April 13, recently received a cortisone shot in his shoulder to help ease the discomfort.  While Cubs manager Dale Sveum said that Wood felt better following the injection, Chicago ultimately decided to play it safe with the veteran right-hander.

Wood didn’t seem to be right as he started the season off allowing three hits, three walks and three earned runs over his first four appearances spanning only 2 1/3 innings.  Chicago is hoping a short period of rest does Wood well, as the veteran is eligible to come off the Cubs DL as soon as April 28.

Entering 2012, Maine had spent parts of two seasons with the Cubs.  Most of Maine’s work has come at the minor league level where the left-hander maintained an ERA and WHIP of 3.29 and 1.339 with 10.4 SO/9 and 4.1 BB/9 over his six seasons.

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