Wood was paddleboarding in Chicago's Belmont Harbor when he spotted the body and called 911, according to the report.
The Tribune report states the victim is a 40-year-old man who was wearing an identification tag on his left wrist that indicated he had been reported missing by a nursing home after being released June 19 by a hospital.
Wood retired in May 2012 after spending parts of 13 seasons with the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. Wood still lives in Chicago and had worked for the Cubs as an instructor during spring training.
Former Braves are likely to dominate the National Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2014 more than any team has in quite a while, and Bobby Cox could get the ball rolling Monday when the Veterans Committee announces its selections.
The Atlanta Braves delivered their pitch to real estate developers Friday, formally opening the search for a partner on a proposed $400 million mixed-use development adjacent to a new Cobb County stadium.
Atlanta Braves executives will return to work from their Thanksgiving travels Monday, still thankful for $300 million in public funding for a new stadium but aware that last week’s vote by the Cobb County Commission signaled the start of an unforgiving timetable to get the ballpark built by 2017.