Giants To Sign Xavier Nady

The Giants and veteran Xavier Nady have agreed to a minor league contract, club officials told Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com.  Andy Martino of the New York Daily News (via Twitter) first reported that the two sides were close to a deal.

Nady is taking batting practice with the club's Triple-A affiliate tonight and is likely to be activated tomorrow.  The Nationals designated Nady for assignment in late July before granting him his unconditional release on Sunday.

The 33-year-old has been out of action since mid-June due to a wrist injury.  Before that, Nady had a  .157/.211/.275 slash line with three homers in 109 plate appearances for Washington.  The veteran had interest from San Francisco over the winter but wound up inking a minor league deal with the Nats in March.



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