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Dusty Baker Interested In Wood

According to the Chicago Tribune, Reds manager Dusty Baker has interest in bringing in Kerry Wood to be the Reds setup man. The Cubs decided to pass on offering arbitration to Wood, who has thirty-four saves last season. The Cubs feared that Wood would accept the offer, mostly because of his desire to stay in Chicago. By not offering Wood arbitration, he becomes much more desirable to teams who value their draft picks. The Reds probably do not have much chance of signing Wood, who is reportedly seeking a multi-year deal and a guaranteed closer spot.

The Rangers, Angels, Mets, and Tigers are reportedly showing interest.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.