Fortunately, in their search for a fourth outfielder, the Chicago Cubs appear to have many options. Of course, each option is flawed in some respect – otherwise they’d be in line for a starting gig. One option continues to be Xavier Nady.
Scott Boras, the agent for Xavier Nady, said in an e-mail that the outfielder is “on schedule to be ready in spring training,” following the second Tommy John elbow surgery of his career.
“The doctors have his throwing program ahead of schedule,” Boras said.
A separate source said that the Cubs are among the teams interested in Nady. The Cubs would like to add an experienced fourth outfielder to compliment Alfonso Soriano, Marlon Byrd and Kosuke Fukudome. FOX Sports.
There is some fear that Nady’s arm will be so jacked up that he will simply not be an effective option in the outfield this year.
Other fourth outfielder options include Jermaine Dye, Ryan Spilborghs and Rocco Baldelli.