Nady among Padres non-roster invitees
SAN DIEGO (AP) Xavier Nady is one of three players with major league experience who’ve been invited to spring training with San Diego on minor league contracts.
Nady was a second-round draft pick of the Padres in 2000 and made his big league debut with San Diego that season.
He most recently played for San Francisco in 2012.
Right-hander Blaine Boyer and infielder Alberto Gonzalez also have big league experience. They signed as minor league free agents, as did Nady and right-hander Anthony Carter.
Among the prospects invited are outfielder Alex Dickerson, a native of suburban Poway who was acquired from Pittsburgh, and catcher Austin Hedges.