CHICAGO -- Just because he's been on the disabled list 13 times in 12 seasons doesn't mean Kerry Wood is comfortable there.
Wood, his start to the 2010 season delayed by a strained back muscle, is anxious to get back on the field. But all those past DL stints taught him the value of not rushing things.
"It's hard to pace it, when I feel I should be out there," he said. "But we've got to be smart about it."
Wood played catch out to 90 feet Wednesday and is expecting to throw out to 110 feet Friday in Detroit. He's targeting a bullpen session early next week.
"Everything feels great," he said.
It's been two and a half weeks since the Indians announced Wood would be out six to eight weeks with the strained latissimus dorsi.