Wood participating in workout
Kerry Wood said he will have a full workout session this morning and throw his bullpen session tomorrow. Like Eric Wedge yesterday, he shrugged off his lower back soreness as only a minor concern.
“About once a spring, it’s been doing that,” Wood said of his back. “But I know how to manage it.”
Wood said the issue is probably a result of being on spikes for the first time in a while. He said the best way to handle it is to just get some rest. Wood last threw a bullpen last weekend and missed a live batting practice session. He and the Indians, who were easing him into Cactus League action anyway, both feel he’ll get his sufficient work in this spring.
“The silver lining is we have the extra week," Wood said. "We can do whatever we've got to do to get it ready. I have plenty of time to throw and get in the games. I should still get my 12-14 innings in."
Still no word on when Wood is scheduled to make his first exhibition appearance.