Former Mets fan favorite Xavier Nady was DFA’d by the Nationals today.
Nady has been on the DL since June for a wrist injury and was activated today. However, the Nationals are playing a double header and wanted to keep Lannan on the roster to start one of the games, therefore Nady had to be DFA’d.
On the season Nady is batting .157 with a .211 OBP, so he would not be a solution in an capacity right now for the Mets. Actually he may be one of the few people in the league that is hitting less than vast majority of the Mets roster. His batting average this year his a departure from previous seasons where last year he hit .248 with Arizona, and then .256 with the Cubs the year before that. Even before that he hit .286 with the Yankees.
Nady was acquired by the Mets via trade before the 2006 season for Mike Cameron. He quickly became a fan favorite, and was traded at the trade deadline to Pittsburgh for Roberto Hernandez and Oliver Perez.
If you recall, Nady was traded after Duaner Sanchez got into a Taxi Cab accident. Sanchez was a critical set-up man at the time, so the Mets went out to get more relief help. Then, when key pieces of the rotation started to get injured, Oliver Perez had to step up (and he did in the post-season at times), however that then launched the Oliver Perez era with the Mets.