Nady, 35, was a second round pick of the Padres back in 2000 and spent the first four years of his MLB career with the team. Last season he played at Triple-A for both Kansas City and Colorado.
As part of the deal Nady will be invited to spring training. His signing is a relatively low-risk which could add depth to the bench or minor leagues.
Blast from the past. #Padres sign OF Xavier Nady (2000-2005 with SD) to a Minor League deal with an invite to big league camp.
— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) January 7, 2014
Nady last appeared in the major leagues in 2012 when he hit just .184/.253/.316 with four home runs and 13 RBI for Washington and San Francisco.