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Giants sign Xavier Nady to minor league contract

Aug 4, 2012, 10:21 PM EDT

xavier nady ap AP’s Andrew Baggarly has the goods:

The Giants and 11-year veteran Xavier Nady have agreed to a minor league contract, club officials confirmed.

Nady, 33, is taking batting practice with Triple-A Fresno on Saturday and could be on the Grizzlies’ active roster as soon as Sunday, vice president Bobby Evans said. The contract is still pending a medical evaluation.

Nady was released by the Nationals at the end of July after batting just .157/.211/.275 with three homers and six RBI in 109 plate appearances. The 33-year-old could climb his way to the majors in September if he does well in San Francisco’s farm system.

Nady slugged 25 dingers and tallied 97 RBI in 148 games between the Pirates and Yankees in 2008.

  1. 27xwschamps - Aug 5, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    Y is this news ??? Wash up.. Boom out of here…

  2. tfbuckfutter - Aug 5, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    My favorite memory of Xavier Nady is when, in 2008, Nady was traded to New York and Jason Bay was traded to Boston, and because Bay was coming off an uncharacteristically bad season despite a pretty consistent track record, and Nady was in the middle of a career year (and marginally better than Bay in some aspects), Yankee fans insisted they got the better player in Pirates selloff.

    And….had Nady penciled into the outfield for the long term….Hahahahaha….

  3. ch0psuey - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:24 AM

    Guys floated all over the national league besides a 2 year stint on a Crap AL Team. NL teams = San Diego, Mets, Pitt, Cubs, Arizona, Washington.

  4. pisano - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    This guy is another Nick (DL) Johnson.

  5. Walk - Aug 5, 2012 at 3:40 AM

    The hunter pence pick up kinda floored me, he is the type of player the giants should have been after all along. Now xavier nady veteran hitter towards the end of his career and cheap now thats a giant pick up i am used to.

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