MESA, Ariz. -- Oft-injured Kerry Wood is out again -- this
time because of a flub in a hot tub.
The Chicago Cubs pitcher is not expected to throw off the mound
for a few days after he slipped this week getting out of a hot tub
at home. Wood landed on his stomach and chest.
"It was just a little spill," Wood said Thursday. "I didn't
think anything of it. Nothing's wrong. It's just going to be a few
extra days. My arm feels great. My body feels good."
Wood said he probably would not have thrown off the mound until
Friday had he not gotten hurt. He participated in most drills on
Thursday when pitchers and catchers worked out for the first time.
Bothered by an injured right shoulder the past three seasons,
Wood is being converted to a reliever after being limited to four
starts last year.