Report: Ex-Cub Wood discovers body

Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood discovered a man’s body floating in Chicago’s Belmont Harbor Monday, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

Wood was reportedly paddle boarding around 11:10 a.m. when he discovered the body. He immediately called 911, according to a police report.

According to the Tribune, the identity of the man was not revealed, but an identification tag on his left wrist indicated he had been reported missing by a North Side nursing home after he was released from an area hospital on June 19.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the victim as a 40-year-old man from the 5400 block of North Broadway, the report said.

Wood retired in 2012 and has accepted a position as a spring instructor for the Cubs, according to the Tribune. He spent his first 10 seasons as a starting pitcher for the Cubs. He moved on to play for the Indians and Yankees before returning to the Cubs as a reliever for his final two seasons. Wood amassed an 86-75 win-loss record and 63 saves in his 14-year career.