The Kansas City Royals announced the signing of outfielder Xavier Nady to a minor league contract for the 2013 season. The 34 year old Nady has played 11 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Padres (2000, 2003-05), Mets (2006), Pirates (2006-08), Yankees (2008-09), Cubs (2010), Diamondbacks (2011), Nationals (2012) and Giants (2012).

He is a career .270 hitter with 101 home runs and 406 RBI in 939 games. The 6’2, 215-pound right-handed hitter and thrower split last season between the Nationals and Giants, playing 59 games at the Major League level. Nady’s best season came in 2008 when he hit .305 with 25 home runs and 97 RBI for the Pirates and Yankees.