The San Francisco Giants are set to sign free-agent first baseman/outfielder Xavier Nady to a minor league deal, as first reported by Andy Martino of New York Daily News. Andrew Baggarly of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area confirmed Martino's report, adding the deal is pending a physical.
This is random, but heard that former Met and Yankee Xavier Nady is close to finalizing a minor league deal with the Giants.— Andy Martino (@SurfingTheMets) August 5, 2012
I can confirm the Giants are talking with Xavier Nady about a Triple-A deal. Pending a physical.— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) August 5, 2012
The 33-year-old Nady was released by the Nationals last Sunday. In 102 at-bats this season, Nady struggled mightily, batting just .157/.211/.274 with three home runs over 40 games.
Purely speculating, but I would figure the deal has an out clause that would allow Nady to opt-out of his contract if he isn't on the team's MLB roster by an agreed to date.