3/25 Marmol, Wood updates

Carlos Marmol, pulled from a game last week because of cramps in his right hand, was scheduled to throw on Monday for the Cubs, while his main set-up pitcher, Kerry Wood, will get likely get two more appearances in spring games before the regular season begins. Marmol was lifted from a game last Tuesday and underwent an MRI, which revealed no significant nerve injury. The Cubs closer felt some tightness in his neck and shoulders as well. Wood had some back problems early in spring, pitched in four games and has not appeared in a game since March 18.

“There’s no reason for any extra workload,” Dale Sveum said Sunday about Wood.

The light workload was apparently planned before Spring Training began, Sveum said. Wood also has not had any side sessions. Sveum said the right-hander had no other physical problems.

— Carrie Muskat

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