Royals, Nady agree to minor league contract

Xavier Nady and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a minor

league contract.

The 34-year-old outfielder is a .270 career hitter with 101 home

runs and 406 RBIs during 11 seasons in the majors. He has played

for the Padres, Mets, Pirates, Yankees, Cubs, Diamondbacks,

Nationals and Giants.

Nady spent last season with Washington and San Francisco,

hitting a combined .184 with four homers and 13 RBIs in 152

at-bats. He played in 40 games with the Nationals and 19 for the

World Series champion Giants.

His best season was 2008, when he batted .305 with 25 home runs

and 97 RBIs for the Pirates and Yankees.

The Royals announced the move Friday.