Birth date 14 Nov 1978 (39 years)
Nationality United States United States
Position Left Field
Nickname X

Xavier Clifford Nady VI’ was born on November 14, 1978 in Salinas, California. He is a left fielder for the New York Yankees.**High School**‘CollegeThe St. Louis Cardinals drafted Nady in the 4th round of the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft (134th overall), but he didn’t sign, choosing to attend UC Berkeley instead.

Minor LeaguesXavier was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Diego Padres (49th overall). He signed a major league contract and became the 18th player to go directly to the major leagues without making his professional debut in the minor leagues since 1965.

However, he only appeared in one game and, then was sent into the minor league system.

His progress was slowed when he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2002. In 2003, he bounced up to the majors for a while, but spent most of his time in the minors.

He spent 2004-2005 in the majors with the Padres, then was traded to the New York Mets for Mike Cameron on November 18, 2005.

Although a fan favorite with the Mets, they had to trade him to the Pirates for pitchers Óliver Pérez and Roberto Hernandez, due to a car accident which had injured Mets’ pitcher Duaner Sanchez on July 30, 2006.

On July 26, 2008, the New York Yankees acquired Xavier and pitcher Dámaso Marté from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jose Tabata, Ross Ohlendorf, Dan McCutchen, and Jeff Karstens.

PersonalNaXavier and his wife Meredithhad their first child, Xavier Henry Nady VII, on July 15, 2008.

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