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Fill in with Blanks, signed X

Early yesterday afternoon the Padres announced the call-up of Kyle Blanks.  To make room for him, Xavier Nady was Designated for Assignment. Initially I couldn’t figure out why a team that dragged Mark Kotsay’s rotting carcass around for a full season would DFA X. But, Nady isn’t hitting (.135/.238/.405).  Why he isn’t hitting is harder to answer. He did get thrust into...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 23 (SD at WASH)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a night at the pub.  Especially when the bartender agrees to maintain Happy Hour pricing during the game and it goes extra innings.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. San Diego played its second extra inning game in three days.  Again, it ended in the twelfth; again, the Padres were...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cashner plays OF, Nady's Padres top Nats 4-3 in 12

WASHINGTON (AP) -- By the time the 12th inning rolled around, the San Diego Padres were without third baseman Chase Headley -- his strained calf could send him to the disabled list -- and left fielder Seth Smith, who hurt a groin muscle. The Padres were on their way to using a total of 20 players, including seven pitchers. Well, seven on the mound, and one in left field. Andrew Cashner...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Medica, Nady make Padres roster; Quentin on DL

SAN DIEGO (AP) Rookie Tommy Medica and 35-year-old Xavier Nady have made the San Diego Padres roster, while left fielder Carlos Quentin will start the season on the disabled list.
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nady homers, but Indians beat Padres 12-7

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Carlos Santana hit a two-run home run off Tyson Ross, enhancing his chance of opening the season as the Indians' starting third baseman and helping Cleveland beat San Diego 12-7 Wednesday. Santana is moving from catcher to third base where he is competing with Lonnie Chisenhall for the starting spot. He robbed Chris Denorfia of an extra-base hit with a leaping...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres sign Xavier Nady to minor league deal

getty images The San Diego Padres have signed Xavier Nady to a minor league deal. Nady, 35, was a second round pick of the Padres back in 2000 and spent the first four years of his MLB career with the team. Last season he played at Triple-A for both Kansas City and Colorado. As part of the deal Nady will be invited to spring training. His signing is a relatively low-risk which could...
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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