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Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood will not play for the remainder of the season in anticipation of knee surgery. Wood, who will require a procedure to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, has to sit out until the swelling subsides before going under the knife. The 34-year-old reliever appeared in 55 games this season for Chicago, going 3-and-5 with a 3.35 earned-run average and one save. Originally a fireballing-starter, Wood was converted to a closer near the end of his first tenure with the Cubs in 2008. He spent the previous two years with the Indians and Yankees in the AL before returning to the north side of Chicago on a one-year deal.

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