CHICAGO, IL - MAY 08: Kerry Wood #34 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after giving up two runs to the Atlanta Braves in the eighth inning on May 8, 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood is set to announce his retirement today.
According to ESPN Chicago's Bruce Levine, Wood will retire today before the start of the crosstown series between the Cubs and Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field.
Breaking news Kerry Wood will retire today !— Bruce Levine (@ESPNBruceLevine) May 18, 2012
The 34-year old Wood has struggled immensely all season. He is 0-2 this year with a 8.64 ERA and 2.28 WHIP. In what would appear to be the final appearance of his career, Wood allowed two walks, a hit and one run during a 7-6 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on May 15.
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