Morning Marquee: Travis Wood sharp in Chicago Cubs win; Former Cub Shawn Camp retires


With his competition seemingly dropping left and right, Travis Wood is trying to seize control of the final starting spot for the Chicago Cubs. He pitched five shutout innings, and the Cubs’ offense did just enough for a 2-1 victory over the Reds. Chris Denorfia‘s two-run home run in the third was all they got, and was all they needed. The Reds pushed a run across in the ninth, but Zac Rosscup held on to get the save. The Cubs improved to 5-8 after a slow start to the spring.

Former Cubs’ reliever Shawn Camp has decided to hang up the cleats after an 11 year career. Camp played only one full season with the Cubs, appearing in a career-high 80 games, posting a 3.59 ERA. He was one of the most consistent out of the bullpen that season. Unfortunately the wheels came off after that, and Camp was eventually released the following season in July.

Kris Bryant is doing everything in his power–which is twice a game it seems–to force the Cubs hand. The phenom is living up to his billing this camp, leading with six home runs and batting .450. It’s still unlikely he would open up with the Cubs in Chicago, but he’s not making the decision an easy one.

These and other stories from around baseball:

‘Wood sharp as Cubs roll to another win’ – Cubbies Crib

‘Former Cubs’ reliever Shawn Camp retires’ – Cubbies Crib

‘What the Jason Bourgeois injury means for the Reds’ – Blog Red Machine

‘Kris Bryant is making the Cubs’ decision for them’ –  Cubbies Crib

‘Mets’ Josh Edgin to undergo Tommy John surgery’ – Rising Apple

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