{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Nady DFA'd; Black hopes to retain outfielder

|
Nady DFA'd; Black hopes to retain outfielder play video for Nady DFA'd; Black hopes to retain outfielder

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres designated veteran outfielder Xavier Nady for assignment on Monday to make room for infielder/outfielder Kyle Blanks on the 25-man roster.

Nady leads the team in home runs (three), but he had just one hit in his last 19 at-bats since hitting a home run on April 17 against the Rockies.

All told, Nady hit .135 in 37 at-bats after making the team out of Spring Training as a non-roster invitee.

"It's always tough, especially when you have guy with the character that X has, the intangibles and skill set," manager Bud Black said.

The Padres have 10 days to place Nady on waivers, trade him or release him. Black, for one, hopes that Nady decides to stay with the organization and ends up with Triple-A El Paso.

"My recommendation is, 'we want to keep you and that you should keep playing,'" Black said.

This was the second tour of duty with the Padres for Nady, 35. He was selected by the club in the second round of the 2000 First-Year Player Draft and, after agreeing to a big league deal that September, made his Major League debut on Sept. 30.

Nady had a hit in his first and only at-bat on Sept. 30, a single off Dodgers pitcher Onan Masaoka. Nady is a career .268/.323/.432 hitter in parts of 12 seasons with eight different teams.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español