Nationals Sign Xavier Nady

9:22am: Nady's contract doesn't have any outs and the veteran will start the season with Triple-A Syracuse, tweets Bill Ladson of MLB.com.

8:49am: The Nationals have signed Xavier Nady to a minor league deal, a source tells Amanda Comak of the Washington Times (via Twitter).  Nady will only attend minor league camp this spring and won't be involved with the Nats' major league camp.

Adding Nady to the minor league mix gives the Nationals additional insurance in the wake of injuries to Mike Morse and Adam LaRoche.  The 33-year-old appeared in 82 games for the Diamondbacks last season and hit .248/.287/.359 with four homers.  

The veteran was linked to the Giants over the winter as both clubs were said to have interest in a minor league deal.  For his career, Nady owns a .275/.328/.438 slashline across ten seasons.


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