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Wood to have surgery; Nats lose Guillen

March 4, 2006

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Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood is ailing again, and the Washington Nationals could be without outfielder Jose Guillen for three months because of a wrist injury.

Curt Schilling, however, is healthy for the first time since 2004.

Wood would have minor arthroscopic surgery on his right knee next week, Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said Friday. The 28-year-old right-hander had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Aug. 31 and was not expected to be ready for the start of the season.

Guillen was examined early Friday by a hand specialist, who diagnosed swollen tendons and a damaged tendon in his left wrist.

The doctor who examined Guillen recommended surgery, which likely would keep him out of the lineup until June. In Viera, Fla., the Nationals said Guillen would travel today to Baltimore for a second opinion.

Schilling struck out his first two batters of spring training and allowed one hit in four shutout innings to lead a split squad of Red Sox to a 10-0 victory over Boston College in Fort Myers, Fla.

In other spring-training games:

Braves 8, Dodgers 7

At Kissimmee, Fla., Jarrod Saltalmacchia hit a three-run homer off Jonathan Broxton in the bottom of the ninth to win it for Atlanta.

Phillies 11, Yankees 10

At Clearwater, Fla., Ryan Howard hit two home runs and went 4-for-4 after missing three days of workouts.

Pirates 6, Nationals 4

At Bradenton, Fla., Zach Duke allowed one run and two hits in two innings, and Paul Maholm yielded three runs on five hits in the next two innings for Pittsburgh.

Astros 11, Indians 5

At Winter Haven, Fla., Jeff Bagwell went 1-for-3 as Houston's designated hitter. Eric Bruntlett had four RBIs, and Jason Lane homered and drove in three runs for the Astros, who roughed up starter C.C. Sabathia for seven runs in 12â3 innings.

Tigers 17, Reds (ss) 10

At Sarasota, Fla., Carlos Guillen hit a bases-loaded triple for Detroit in his last spring-training game before joining Venezuela for the World Baseball Classic. Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer for Cincinnati.

Reds (ss) 9, Twins 1

At Fort Myers, Fla., Edwin Encarnacion homered twice, doubled and drove in four runs.

Blue Jays (ss) 9, Canada 4

At Dunedin, Fla., A.J. Burnett struck out four in two shutout innings, and Lyle Overbay drove in four runs to lead Toronto.

Devil Rays 4, Blue Jays (ss) 2

At St. Petersburg, Fla., Damon Hollins doubled in two runs, and Scott Kazmir allowed an unearned run in two innings.

Marlins 5, Orioles 4

At Jupiter, Fla., Brian Moehler, on his way back from Tommy John surgery, allowed one hit in two scoreless innings for the Marlins.

Brewers (ss) 5, Athletics 1

At Phoenix, Corey Koskie and Mike Rivera each homered.

Brewers (ss) 6, Giants 2

At Scottsdale, Ariz., Milwaukee's Damian Miller homered, and Drew Henderson and Ozzie Chavez each had a two-run double. Barry Bonds didn't play for the Giants and remains noncommittal about when he will make his 2006 debut. He did say he was pleased with the progress he was making while recovering from knee surgery.

Diamondbacks 13, White Sox 6

At Tucson, Ariz., Andy Green, Eric Byrnes, Chris Snyder and top prospect Stephen Drew homered for the Diamondbacks, who had 18 hits. Jermaine Dye had a home run, a double and two RBIs.

Angels 10, Padres 1

At Tempe, Ariz., Garret Anderson homered, and Howie Kendrick scored twice for Los Angeles.

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