3/8 Nady expected to start Thursday
Don’t expect to see Xavier Nady until Thursday when the Cubs travel to Peoria to play the Padres. Lou Piniella said they considered using a designated hitter on Wednesday against the Giants so Nady could play. But Carlos Zambrano is starting that day for the Cubs..
“The only problem [with Wednesday] is the ‘Big Z’ is pitching,” Piniella said. “Thursday might be a good day to start [Nady]. Give Big Z an at-bat or two and he’ll be very happy.”
Nady is coming back from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
— Carrie Muskat