The Nationals announced that they have unconditionally released Xavier Nady. Washington had designated the outfielder/first baseman for assignment eight days ago.
A wrist issue had sidelined Nady since late-June. The 33-year-old posted a .157/.211/.275 batting line with three homers in 109 plate appearances for Washington this season. The Nationals signed him to a minor league contract during Spring Training.
just take a moment to appreciate that batting line
Pittsburgh sure did well to ship out he and Damaso Marte a few years back to the Yanks. Even though Tabata has failed to live up to expectations, he was a cheap starting OF, and Karstens is a good starter, the other two at least got a season’s worth of work out of them.
That was a good trade for the Yankees, too. Nady hit well for us, even if his average dropped off after the trade. The guy was getting better every year, becoming a useful bat and then he blew out his elbow again.
Sucks, I guess.
Not to mention Marte was pretty good in the 2009 World Series.
it’s somewhat amusing to read your words four years after the trade and seeing the results. I recall the things being said and posted about how the Yanks fleeced the Bucs by using their money to buy players.Only goes to show that results of trades don’t always show up right away.
I hope the X-Man finds a soft landing spot in the majors. If he can get healthy, he would be a nice bat off the bench for a contender in August and September. I’d love to see a healthy Nady back in Pittsburgh as a bench bat. If he could have avoided injuries, Nady had a chance to be a special hitter.