Apr 24, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; San Diego Padres left fielder Xavier Nady (21) hits a RBI single in the twelfth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. San Diego Padres defeated Washington Nationals 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Mariners considering signing Xavier Nady

The Seattle Mariners, in need of offensive help from the corner outfield spots, could look to a recently released Padre for help.

Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune, says that Seattle has looked into potentially signing recent free agent Xavier Nady. Nady was designated for assignment by the San Diego Padres last week as they brought up Kyle Blanks. The 12-year veteran refused his outright assignment to Triple-A and is now a free agent. He is a lifetime .268 hitter, but as Jon Heyman of CBS Sports suggests, the existing OPS (On-base Plus Slugging) for the Mariners’ corner outfielders is below where they need it to be at .685. Nady would be a significant upgrade in that department, as he holds a career .755 OPS.

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