Kerry Wood will turn 36 in June. There are a lot of major-league pitchers still pitching well at that age, but Wood's injuries were too much and he retired last May. Wanting to stay involved with the organization, Wood's helping out during the first month of spring training:

Wood spoke to some of the young pitchers about how to get prepared for the season. He's not ready to think about becoming a pitching coach in the future.

"I haven't looked that far ahead," he said. "Just being around here and learning the new faces and the younger guys who are going to be coming through the organization. I was pretty young when I came through it, so I think I have something to offer.