According to multiple reports, Corey Koskie is expected to announce his decision on Saturday or whether or not he will continue his comeback with the Cubs. Koskie “went home to ponder his future” after meeting with Cubs’ trainers on Friday.
Bobby Scales replaced Koskie in the third inning of Thursday’s game against the Mariners after telling his coaches he was not feeling well. The Mariners hit a couple of balls Koskie’s way, his first fielding action of the spring, and the one he dove for apparently set him back in his quest to play Major League baseball again. According to the Tribune, “The Cubs have not made an official diagnosis, but Koskie’s history of concussions, combined with Thursday’s episode, could make his decision simple.”
If Corey Koskie decides he can no longer play, Jim Hendry will have to go looking for another legitimate back-up candidate for Aramis Ramirez at third base.
Esteban German is not expected to make the roster according to the Tribune, which will leave only Aaron Miles and Mike Fontenot as possibilities for Lou Piniella on days he chooses to rest Ramirez.