Cubs' Kerry Wood retiring

Updated: May 19, 2012, 2:36 PM ET

"Kid K" went out in fitting fashion: with a strikeout.

After sources said Friday that Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood would retire after making one last appearance, Wood whiffed the Chicago White Sox's Dayan Viciedo in the eighth inning and promptly left the game.

"It's just time," Wood said after the game. "It was time. We saw how things were going this year and just not being able to recover and bounce back and do my job, essentially. You know, do what I'm supposed to do, ...

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