Jake Peavy set the bar for 2012 at 30 starts and 200 innings, a high mark to shoot for given he hasn't hit either of those numbers since winning the National League Cy Young in 2007.
MESA, Ariz. Dale Sveum walked over and introduced himself to a young player leaving the batting cages, who shook his hand and joked: You just missed the laser show.
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This isnt a megadeal. But its exactly the kind of incremental, sensible move Theo Epstein seemed to signal when he took over this rebuilding franchise.
Kerry Wood has said all along he would either return to the Cubs or retire.
He is currently a free agent, but may not have to hang up his spikes just yet.