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Travis Wood, Welington Castillo and Edwin Jackson thriving survivors
Travis Wood, Welington Castillo and Edwin Jackson thriving survivors

They were supposed to be playing for other teams before opening day and not play a part in the anticipated transformation. But Travis Wood, Welington Castillo and Edwin Jackson have provided an array of contributions to a stressed Cubs roster. Their performances suggest they could play more prominent roles or provide some value that could help the Cubs address a need in the future. Results of an MRI on reliever Neil Ramirez's right shoulder are expected to be disclosed Friday and could have a trickle-down effect on their entire roster — including Wood, Castillo and Jackson in some form. Wood: "This game will always find a way to sneak up and bite you," said Wood,...

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