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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17 Comments on "Nationals Sign Xavier Nady"


Chuck Norris
3 years 4 months ago

Why?

FacelessGeneralManager
3 years 4 months ago

Because

mattinglyfan
3 years 4 months ago

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

HalfSt
3 years 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

melonis_rex
3 years 4 months 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. 

leachim2
3 years 4 months ago

Kila comes to mind.

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 4 months ago

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

gmenfan
3 years 4 months ago

Nope, it looks that way on my browser too. Odd …

philliesfan136
3 years 4 months ago

Same

3 years 4 months ago

They signed the professor

johnsilver
3 years 4 months 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.

CommissionerBart
3 years 4 months 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.

3 years 4 months ago

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

mattinglyfan
3 years 4 months ago

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

mattinglyfan
3 years 4 months ago

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

FS54
3 years 4 months ago

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