Giants sign Nady to Minor League deal

Giants sign Nady to Minor League deal

DENVER -- Continuing to stockpile position-player depth, the Giants announced the signing of outfielder Xavier Nady to a Triple-A Fresno contract Saturday.

Nady, 33, made the Washington Nationals' Opening Day roster out of Spring Training but was hampered by right wrist tendinitis. He hit .157 with three home runs and six RBIs in 40 games before Washington designated him for assignment in late June.

During his 10-year career, Nady has compiled a .271 batting average with 100 homers and 390 RBIs in 920 games. He had his best year in 2008, when he hit .305 with 25 homers and 97 RBIs for the Pirates and Yankees. But injuries have allowed Nady to play more than 100 games only once since 2009.