Kerry Wood Retirement: Chicago Cubs Reliever To Call It Quits

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.

Chicago Cubs reliever Kerry Wood threw his glove into the stands after giving up a pair of late runs in a May 8 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Now it appears Wood will be hanging up that glove for good.

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.

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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