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The Kansas City Royals have signed Xavier Nady to a minor league deal. Nady appeared in 59 games in the 2012 season, splitting time between Washington and San Francisco.
Nady batted .184/.253/.316 with four home runs in 152 at-bats last season.
The last time Nady was a productive part of a team was the 2008 season. That year he set career highs with a .305 batting average, 25 home runs and 97 RBI. He has not come close to approaching those numbers in recent years.
Nady will receive an invitation to spring training.
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Xavier Nady and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a minor league contract.
The 34-year-old outfielder is a .270 career hitter with 101 home runs and 406 RBIs during 11 seasons in the majors. He has played for the Padres, Mets, Pirates, Yankees, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Nationals and Giants.
Nady spent last season with Washington and San Francisco, hitting a combined .184 with four...
Throughout the offseason, The Nats Blog will look back at every player’s 2012 season to summarize and analyze his performance, and we’ll look ahead to his possible role in 2013. We’ll go from #1 Steve Lombardozzi all the way to #63 Henry Rodriguez with about two posts per week until Spring Training. Enjoy.
When your team wins 98 games, you don't get to talk about useless...
With Christmas right around the corner, we’re feeling a little giving around here. We decided to play Santa and give a lucky San Francisco Giants fan some baseball DVD’s that any fan would love!
You now have another chance to win a copy of The World Series: History of the Fall Classic Deluxe Giftset, and 2010 San Francisco Giants: The Official World Series Film. The folks...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed outfielder Xavier Nady to a minor league contract for the 2013 season. The club plans to announce Major League Spring Training invitations at a later date.
Nady, 34, has played 11 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Padres (2000, 2003-05), Mets (2006), Pirates (2006-08), Yankees (2008-09), Cubs ...
Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News says (via Twitter) his source tells him that Ichiro Suzuki had a two-year, $15 million offer from a team believed to be the San Francisco Giants. However, Ichiro is willing to take less (two-years, $13 million) to stay with the Yankees.
The Giants do not appear to be any closer to signing Brian Wilson says Henry Schulman of the San Francisco...
Unlike in any other sport, MLB franchises constantly trade proven Major League talent for unproven Minor League players. This is completely different than trading for draft picks in the NFL or NBA. In baseball, a franchise is trading for a player based on what they did against sub-par competition and the promise of what they can do in the future, but most of which will never make...
Andres Torres is returning to the San Francisco Giants, who gave the outfielder his first chance as a regular two years ago.
Torres signed a $2 million, one-year contract Thursday with the reigning World Series champions. He passed a physical to finalize the deal, the Giants said.
''Great to have him back!'' manager Bruce Bochy wrote in a text message. ''...
Two blog posts for the price of one.
Andres Torres is back. I’m surprisingly non-conflicted about this.
I’ll be honest, considering how popular he was with a few female friends of mine, I wasn’t all THAT upset to see him leave in the Angel Pagan trade last season. I mean, I liked him well enough, that he was one of those scrappy players who jumped up for the Giants, and...
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America
2012 (21) | 2011 (24) | 2010 (29) | 2009 (8) | 2008 (16)
2012 Affiliate Records
MLB: [94-68] NL West
AAA: [74-70] Pacific Coast League – Fresno
AA: [70-71] Eastern League – Richmond
A+: [75-65] California State League – San Jose
A: [69-70] South Atlantic League – Augusta
A(ss): [32-44] Northwest League — Salem-Keiser...
The San Francisco Giants are welcoming back a fan favorite! Outfielder Andres Torres has agreed to terms with the Giants for a one-year deal, worth $2 million reports Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com (via Twitter links).
Torres hit .230 for the Mets with 3 homers and 35 RBI in 132 games. The Mets non-tendered Torres earlier this offseason.
It was just a little over a year ago...
Episode 96: Inglorious Busters is out!
In the ninety-sixth episode, Thomas and Danny finally come back to the microphone to talk about the new contracts for Angel Pagan, Marco Scutaro, and Jeremy Affeldt, the bullpen picture without Brian Wilson, potential left fielders, hopes and dreams, and give away prizes.
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Outfielder Andres Torres is returning to the San Francisco Giants, agreeing Thursday to a $2 million, one-year contract.
Torres must pass a physical to finalize the deal, Giants vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans said.
The 34-year-old Torres spent last season with the New York Mets following three years with the Giants. He hit .230 this year with three home runs...
by John Viril—
With word coming from NY that the Mets are on the verge of trading 2012 N.L. Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey, the question rises should the Kansas City Royals dig into their pool of prospects to land yet another starting pitcher?
The answer is a resounding, YES!
The Royals are already pot-committed to winning in 2013. They have already made the decision that their current...
Andres Torres returned to the San Francisco Giants Thursday, after agreeing to a one-year, $2 million guaranteed contract, according to CSN Bay Area. The deal is pending a physical. Torres could platoon with Gregor Blanco in left field. Torres, 34, played for the Giants from 2009-11, and had his best season in 2010, when he batted .268 with 16 homers, 43 doubles and 26 steals...
Wil Myers On December 9th, the Tampa Bay Rays and Kansas City Royals swung a trade involving some notable players. In the late evening, starting pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis were dealt to K.C. for outfielder Wil Myers, pitchers Jake Odorizzi and Mike Montgomery, and third baseman Patrick Leonard. The move added depth to a Royal starting rotation that appears to be...