Brian Schlitter to New York, Kerry Wood to 40-Man

The Chicago Cubs finally, officially cleared a 40-man roster space for newly-signed reliever Kerry Wood by waiving reliever Brian Schlitter, who was picked up by the Yankees. Schlitter, 25, had a 3.15 ERA in 37 appearances at AAA Iowa last year, but couldn’t translate that into success in the bigs – he had a 12.38 ERA in seven appearances with the big team.

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