MESA, Ariz. -- Kerry Wood agreed Friday to a three-year contract with the Chicago Cubs, a deal that includes a mutual option for 2007.
The 26-year-old right-hander had agreed last month to a one-year deal worth $9.75 million. He would have been eligible for free agency after this season.
Wood made the NL All-Star team last year, going 14-11 with a 3.20 ERA in 32 starts. He struck out a major-league high 266 batters and held opponents to a .203 average.
In his fifth major league start in 1998, Wood struck out 20 Houston batters, tying the major league record for a nine-inning game.
He won two games in the division series against Atlanta last fall and was the losing pitcher in Game 7 of the NL championship series against Florida.
Wood had elbow ligament replacement surgery in 1999 and missed the entire season. He has a 59-41 career record, averaging 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
Sorry Mad. The Rangers will have to look elsewhere for some pitching.