Cubs 5, Rockies 4: Court is now in session

The Cubs got a ninth-inning homer from Ryan Court and defeated the Rockies.

SCOTTSDALE, ArizonaRyan Court isn’t going to make the Cubs‘ 25-man roster. In fact, he’s 29 years old and has played just 124 games above Double-A.

But Court is making a case for him to become the Cubs’ emergency injury backup infielder at Triple-A Iowa. His ninth-inning homer broke a tie and gave the Cubs a 5-4 win over the Rockies at Talking Stick in front of a much smaller crowd than Sunday’s at the same ballpark (9,294 on a gorgeous Monday with temperatures in the 70s).

Court, who has played everywhere in the infield this spring as Joe Maddon and the coaches get a look at him, is hitting .462/.563/1.077 (1.639 OPS). He’s 6-for-13 with two doubles, two home runs, two walks and a stolen base.

Yes, I am well aware those numbers don’t mean much. And yes, I am also well aware that Court is doing all this mashing against mostly minor-league pitching.

But at 29, maybe he’s the guy who can come to the big-league Cubs for a week or two if needed if anyone’s injured. Court is a Chicago-area native (Dundee-Crown High School …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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