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Wood needs time to regain form, Quade says

Wood needs time to regain form, Quade says

Wood needs time to regain form, Quade says
CHICAGO -- Kerry Wood has been a little inconsistent, but Cubs manager Mike Quade said the right-hander is healthy and just needs time.

"He's obviously capable of dominating and pitching a lot more efficiently than he has," Quade said of Wood, who has given up six runs on six hits and seven walks over 6 1/3 innings in eight games since returning from the disabled list. "There's a couple things about coming back from down time, and part of it is how soon will you be back to who you are. Sometimes it's right away and sometimes it takes a little bit.

"With his experience and the fact he's done it before, I don't worry so much about the veterans as I do the kids," he said. "You believe he'll be fine and the more he pitches, the better he'll be."

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Wood was on the DL with a blister on his right index finger June 9-July 1.

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