4/18 Wood expected back Friday
Kerry Wood had a cortisone shot in his right shoulder on Wednesday and if all goes well, he could be back in the Cubs bullpen on Friday.
“He said he already felt relief from [the shot], so that’s good,” Dale Sveum said Wednesday.
Wood, 34, returned to Chicago on Tuesday after feeling some discomfort in his shoulder following his last outing last Friday in St. Louis. When Wood does return, the Cubs will be careful in how they use him.
“It’ll still be an every other day thing until we know he’s feeling great and really strong,” Sveum said.
For the two remaining games in Miami, the Cubs will use James Russell or Rafael Dolis in the set-up role.
— Carrie Muskat