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Xavier Nady | Outfielder

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/14/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: UC-Berkeley
Contract: view contract details

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Xavier Nady hit his team-high third home run Thursday in the Padres' loss to the Rockies.
Nady is just 4-for-20 and the solo homers have given him his only RBI. Still, as much as the Padres are struggling for offense, they might decide to turn to him more often now. Besides Nady, their only player with multiple homers is Seth Smith, and his came in the first two games. Apr 17 - 9:54 PM

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Xavier Nady will be on the Padres' Opening Day roster.

And he could get a decent amount of playing time early on while Carlos Quentin recovers from a knee injury. Nady hasn't appeared in the majors since the 2012 season, when he hit .184/.253/.316 in 166 plate appearances between the Nationals and Giants.
Mar 29 - 3:21 PM

Xavier Nady went 2-for-3 with a double and a solo home run on Wednesday against the Indians.

Nady, a non-roster invitee, is trying to prolong his career with a solid spring. The 35-year-old entered Wednesday hitting .316 in 19 at-bats, but with no extra-base hits. Nady doubled in the fourth off of Corey Kluber and homered off of Mark Rzepczynski in the sixth.
Mar 12 - 6:37 PM

Padres signed OF/1B Xavier Nady to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Nady didn't play in the majors last season and hit .296/.360/.456 with 15 home runs and 65 RBI over 124 games at the Triple-A level between the Royals and Rockies. The 35-year-old was a second-round pick of the Padres in 2000 and spent his first four MLB seasons with the club.
Jan 7 - 1:56 PM

Rockies signed OF/1B Xavier Nady to a minor league contract, assigned him to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Nady opted out of his deal with the Royals because they didn't promote him despite a .310/.382/.486 batting line with 11 homers and 43 RBI at Triple-A. He figures to get a shot with the Rockies at some point later this summer.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 10:43:00 AM

Royals released OF/1B Xavier Nady.

It's not clear whether Nady had an opt-out clause in his contract, but that seems likely to be the case given that he was batting .310/.382/.486 with 11 homers and 43 RBI at Triple-A Omaha. He'll now look to catch on elsewhere.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 08:11:00 AM

Royals re-signed OF Xavier Nady to a minor league contract.

Nady was released by the Royals on Tuesday, but the two sides were able to quickly hammer out a new agreement. The 34-year-old will return to major league camp, but he's likely to begin the season in the minors.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 11:23:00 AM

Royals released OF/1B Xavier Nady.

Nady dealt with a foot injury while batting .346 (9-for-26) with two doubles and six RBI this spring. The Royals would like to bring him back, but he's now free to sign elsewhere.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 09:48:00 AM

Xavier Nady is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his foot.

He's been sidelined since March 13 with the ailment. Nady is batting .333/.364/.381 in 11 games this spring, but the foot injury certainly won't help his chances at winning a roster spot. It's not clear how much longer he'll be out.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 12:43:00 PM

Royals signed OF/1B Xavier Nady to a minor league contract.

They'll give him an invitation to spring training. Nady hasn't been productive for a few years and batted just .184/.253/.316 over 59 games in 2012 for the Nationals and Giants. He's organizational depth.
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 10:39:00 AM

Xavier Nady (hamstring) is in Monday's lineup against the Rockies.

Nady hasn't played since September 5 due to a straight left hamstring. The veteran outfielder went 4-for-12 (.333) with two doubles and three RBI in five games with the Giants prior to the injury.
Mon, Sep 17, 2012 05:28:00 PM

Xavier Nady described his strained left hamstring as being "90 percent healed."

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said before Friday's game that Nady could be available to pinch-hit, so he's expected to return this weekend after missing eight games. The 33-year old Nady has batted .333/.500/.500 since being called up earlier this month.
Sat, Sep 15, 2012 09:30:00 AM

Xavier Nady (hamstring) ran the bases Wednesday and thinks he'll be "serviceable" for the weekend series against the Diamondbacks.

It sounds like he'll be available to pinch-hit, but maybe not more than that. Nady has batted .333/.500/.500 in five games since joining the Giants.
Wed, Sep 12, 2012 06:33:00 PM

Xavier Nady (hamstring) might be available to pinch-hit.

Trainers said Nady was at about 60 percent after doing some light jogging Monday. Giants manager Bruce Bochy wants him available this weekend when the Diamondbacks start three left-handed pitchers, so they will bring him along slowly.
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 06:59:00 PM

Xavier Nady did some light running Monday for the first time since straining his left hamstring last Wednesday.

Nady said Sunday that he was getting close, so he could be back in the lineup any day now barring any setbacks. The veteran outfielder went 4-for-12 (.333) with two doubles and three RBI in five games with the Giants prior to the injury.
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 05:54:00 PM

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C1Yasmani Grandal
2Nick Hundley
3Rene Rivera
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Everth Cabrera
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Carlos Quentin
2Xavier Nady
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
RF1Seth Smith
2Chris Denorfia
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S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Josh Johnson
4Tyson Ross
5Eric Stults
6Robbie Erlin
7Cory Luebke
8Casey Kelly
9Joe Wieland
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joaquin Benoit
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tim Stauffer
7Donn Roach
8Bobby LaFromboise