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Theo Epstein wants Kerry Wood back

Updated: November 18, 2011, 5:49 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Theo Epstein wants Kerry Wood back with the Cubs, and given the reliever's desire to retire rather than play for someone else, the new president of baseball operations should get his wish.

Epstein recently met with Wood for the first time since Epstein took over the Cubs on Oct. 21.

"I'll leave the details of the meeting confidential," Epstein said. "But I have no trouble going on the record saying that Kerry Wood is a very important part of the Chicago Cubs. We want ...

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