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It's Official - Wood is an Indian

Kerry Wood passed the physical and has been signed. Still no official word on the details of the contract. UPDATE: It's a two-year deal for a guaranteed $20.5 million, plus a third year vesting option. Wood receives $10 million in 2009 and $10.5 million in 2010. The club option for 2011 is at $11 million, and that third year becomes guaranteed if Wood finishes 55 or more games in one season, either 2009 or 2010. Ironically, a pitcher is credited with a "game finished" when he blows a save on the road — he's the last pitcher once he gives up the walkoff — but not generally when he blows a save at home. It's an arbitrary stat, as the CBA generally prohibits the use of direct performance-based stats for incentive clauses, in favor of playing-time stats and indirect performance indicators such as postseason awards. For context, Bob Wickman finished 55-60 games in six different seasons. Wood finished 56 games in 2008, his first full season as a reliever. [Jay]

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