The San Diego Padres have designated veteran outfielder Xavier Nady for assignment.
Nady was only hitting .135/.238/.405 across the line with three home runs and four RBI’s in only 37 at-bats. The 35 year old 11 year veteran made his Major League debut with the San Diego Padres back in 2000. He stayed with the club through 2000-2005 before moving onto the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates.
No word on if Nady will decide to opt out of his deal and sign elsewhere, or end up calling it a career. Nady (before San Diego) hasn’t been able to stay on a Major League roster since the 2012 season where he split the year between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants.
Replacing Nady on the big league roster will be utility man Kyle Blanks who was called up from Triple-A Tuscon. Blanks has been tearing the cover off the ball, launching nine home runs through 27 games. The 27 year old will be juggling playing time between the outfield and first base for the Padres.