As predicted, today the Chicago Cubs placed set-up man Kerry Wood on the 15-day disabled list with nasty right index finger blister. The move is retroactive to the last day Woody pitched, June 9. While it would seem that two weeks is plenty of time to get over a blister, it’s kept him out for longer before, and Wood himself says he has no idea how long it will take to go away.
In a corresponding move, the Cubs activated utility man Jeff Baker, who was out for a couple weeks with a groin strain. Baker, who has been a bright spot this year in limited action (87 at bats), returns to a .368/.382/.483 line. He’s in the lineup today playing right field.