Monday, April 12, 2010

Getting to Know the Cubs: Xavier Nady

This winter, the Cubs added a new backup outfielder to the mix. He's coming off Tommy John surgery, so to start the year his defense is limited. Let's learn a little bit more about this former Pirate.

Full Name: Xavier Clifford Nady VI

Positions: Right Field and First Base

B/T: Right

Age: 31

Drafted: By the San Diego Padres in the 2nd round of the 2000 amateur draft.

MLB Debut: September 30, 2000

Teams: Padres (2000-2005), Mets (2006), Pirates (2006-2008), Yankees (2008-2009), and Cubs (2010)

Career Games by Position: RF (409), LF (100), 1B (82), CF (45), DH 16, and 3B (3).

Career Batting Average: .280

2010 Stats: 3-7, HR, 4 RBIs, BB

Interesting Fact: Traded for Mike Cameron in 2005; traded for Roberto Hernandez and Oliver Perez in 2006; traded again from Pirates to Yankees in '08

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