MLB: Nady and Cubs finalize $3.3 million, 1-year deal
CHICAGO — Outfielder Xavier Nady and the Chicago Cubs have finalized a $3.3 million, one-year contract.
The deal, agreed to earlier this week, was contingent on the 31-year-old outfielder passing a physical/ He had his second elbow ligament replacement surgery last July and appeared in only seven games with the New York Yankees last season.
Nady batted .305 with 25 home runs and 97 RBIs in 148 games with the Pittsburgh Pirates and Yankees in 2008. He is a career .304 hitter in 28 games at Wrigley Field and will be part of an outfield mix that includes Alfonso Soriano, Kosuke Fukudome and newly acquired Marlon Byrd.
In addition to the base salary, Nady could earn another $2.05 million in performance bonuses based on games.