One day after Kerry Wood's return to Chicago seemed at its bleakest, things may be looking up.

FOXSports' Jon Paul Morosi tweeted Wednesday afternoon:

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Jon Morosi Source: Cubs and Kerry Wood are close on a one-year deal that will include a 2013 option.
Jan 11 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

 

Theo Epstein reiterated his position to CSNChicago.com's Patrick Mooney earlier on Wednesday.

Weve said all along that we really want to get this done," Epstein said. "It should be a no-brainer. Sometimes in the winter it gets more complicated, but we have a lot of things going for us, mainly that we want Kerry here. I sincerely want Kerry here. He sincerely wants to be a Cub. Like I said before, if we cant figure this thing out, somethings wrong. Ill stand by that, so were going to continue to work on it and see what happens.

Stay tuned. This thing ain't over yet.