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.


17 Responses to Nationals Sign Xavier Nady Leave a Reply

  1. Chuck Norris 3 years ago

    Why?

    • FacelessGeneralManager 3 years ago

      Because

    • mattinglyfan 3 years ago

      You’re not really Chuck Norris – Chuck Norris knows the answers before a question is even asked. 

  2. HalfSt 3 years ago

    Unfortunately, with both Michael Morse and Adam LaRoche down with nagging injuries, this might be a move to back up first base. I guess Tyler Moore has not shown himself worthy to jump AAA to the majors.

    +1/2St.

    • FS54 3 years ago

      we can kiss our chances of contention goodbye if Morse AND LaRoche both start the season on dl.

      • melonis_rex 3 years ago

        Out of options trades/waiver claims for 1B depth. Also, the pitching can keep the team in contention until Morse gets back and/or a trade can be made to fill 1B. 

  3. start_wearing_purple 3 years ago

    Is it just my browser or is most of Nady’s page on baseball-reference italicized?

  4. They signed the professor

  5. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Was thinking Mike Jacobs even if they want someone to play emergency 1b for a little while, then saw he signed a minor league deal with the D-Backs. He still is probably a better offensive option than the 2x TJ surgery guy nady, who can’t hit a lick any more.

  6. CommissionerBart 3 years ago

    Looks like Nady might be washed up. Let’s see what he does at Syracuse before writing off the possibility he might fill a role on the 2012 Nats.

  7.  Good choice to add Nady expect .250 range and if lucky 5 HR.

  8. mattinglyfan 3 years ago

    I hope the X-Man can make a comeback, I always liked him. 

  9. mattinglyfan 3 years ago

    I hope the X-Man can make a comeback, I always liked him. 

  10. FS54 3 years ago

    Good pitching staff and hoping RZ and JW carry all offense is too much to ask I think.

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