Kerry Wood waves to fans during player introductions at the 27th Annual Cubs Convention in Chicago on Friday. Wood signed a one-year deal worth $3 million to return to the North Side next season.
Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza speaks to reporters during the 27th annual Chicago Cubs baseball convention in Chicago on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Cubs infielder Starlin Castro attends the 27th Annual Chicago Cubs Convention in Chicago on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Castro, whose attorneys last week denied any wrongdoing after a report that a woman had†accused him of sexual assault, said Friday that he has cooperated with police. (AP photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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The Cubs convention started with a bang Friday. Longtime fan favorite Kerry Wood brought down the house when it was announced he had agreed to come back for at least one more year. Embattled shortstop Starlin Castro got big cheers, and pitcher Matt Garza talked about trade rumors involving him.