WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 02: Xavier Nady of the Washington Nationals hits an RBI double against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning of their game at Nationals Park on June 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)
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.