According to a report in the Tribune, the Cubs are scouting Bobby Crosby. With the A’s recent signing of Orlando Cabrera and reportedly agreeing to terms with Nomar Garciaparra, Crosby “is suddenly expendable.”
Crosby is scheduled to earn $5.2 million this season, which is well above his market value as the Tribune pointed out. Jim Hendry reportedly is looking for a back-up utility infielder that is right -handed and Cosby would fill the role…plus Hendry and Billy Beane have a history of working out deals.
Crosby’s career line: .239/.306/.380/.686 with 126 doubles and 55 home runs in 580 games. Crosby has not played another position other than shortstop in his big league career.
Bobby Crosby told reporters in the Bay area that he is unhappy with the signing and still wants to be an everyday player according to a report on XM Radio.