Thursday, May 10, 2012
MLB won't take action against Wood
By Doug Padilla
Kerry Wood won't face a fine or suspension for his actions on Tuesday.
CHICAGO -- After a review of Kerry Wood's actions following his outing Tuesday night, Major League Baseball has decided that no disciplinary action will be taken against the 34-year-old right-hander.
Wood first tossed his glove into the stands, then his cap while exiting the field after giving up two runs in one inning of work to the Atlanta Braves. Wood entered in a tie game, and the Braves ended up taking the lead for good.
Manager Dale Sveum had a mixed reaction to Wood’s actions, saying it was not ideal behavior but he understood where it was coming from.
“I don’t condone it or wish it to happen all the time, but we all know in this game there is frustration that happens,” Sveum said before Wednesday’s game.
Sveum also said he still intends on using Wood in late-inning situations but not on consecutive days. Wood has been on a limited schedule since spring training, when he pitched less than six innings in Cactus League play.
In two outings since coming off the disabled list because of shoulder irritation, Wood has given up a pair of runs each time.
Tossing equipment into the stands in the manner that Wood did Tuesday was believed to warrant no more than a fine, but an MLB spokesperson said there was no reason for punishment.