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Rockies sign Xavier Nady to minor league contract

Jun 30, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT

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As first reported by FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Rockies have signed veteran outfielder Xavier Nady to a minor league deal. Nady had been playing for the Royals’ Triple-A affiliate in Omaha, Nebraska but he opted out of that contract early Sunday morning because he saw a better opportunity further west.

Nady was hitting .310/.382/.486 with 11 homers and 43 RBI in 70 games this season with Omaha. He will report to the Rockies’ Triple-A affiliate in Colorado Springs with the goal of eventually reaching Denver.

Nady batted just .184/.253/.316 in 166 plate appearances last year between the Nationals and Giants. The 34-year-old is a .270/.324/.432 career hitter in the major leagues.

  1. dan1111 - Jun 30, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    The Rockies would be his 9th major league team. Could he bounce around long enough to break the all-time record for teams played for?

    Current leader Octavio Dotel was only playing for his seventh franchise at a similar age.

    • Bryz - Jun 30, 2013 at 12:38 PM

      He’ll need to start hitting again for that to happen.

  2. mazblast - Jun 30, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    I saw the SkySox play in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. He’s an upgrade on what that team has right now. Whether he can help the major league team may be another matter.

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