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3/7 Morning Marquee: Travis Wood goes 3 shutout innings, Frank Jobe dies


Travis Wood gave up one hit and struck out three in three scoreless innings Thursday as the Chicago Cubs fell to the Cleveland Indians 1-0. Wood, a 2013 All-Star, had his first scheduled start rained out on Saturday.

Tom Ricketts gave a vague answer about Sammy Sosa wanting to be welcomed back into the Cubs family on WGWG-FM with hosts David Kaplan and David Haugh. Jeff Samardzija is out to prove he is an ace in 2014,a contract year, while pitcher Carlos Villanueva is not obsessed with landing the fifth spot in the rotation.

Around the league, pioneer Dr. Frank Jobe, inventor of Tommy John surgery died at age 88 and the St. Louis Cardinals and Matt Carpenter are near a long-term extension.

Chicago Tribune: Cubs’ Villanueva not consumed with fifth spot

Chicago Sun-Times: Samardzija is a real pressure pitcher

Daily Herald: No good reason to keep Sosa away

ESPN Chicago: Samardzija out to prove he’s an ace

Fox Sports: Masterson will sacrifice to stay, so next move belongs to Indians

CBS Sports: Matt Carpenter, Cardinals closing in on long-term extension

NBC Sports: Frank Jobe, inventor of Tommy John surgery, passes away at age 88

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