Nady impressing Rockies in Minor Leagues

Nady impressing Rockies in Minor Leagues

LOS ANGELES -- Whether Xavier Nady, who was released by the Kansas City Royals and signed a Minor League contract with the Rockies on June 30, ever cracks the Rockies' roster remains to be seen, but the outfielder is making a strong impression on the organization.

While in the Royals' Minor League system, Nady hit .310 with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs. Since joining Triple-A Colorado Springs, Nady is hitting .400.

"He's done well down there," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "He's an accomplished Major Leaguer. He's a right-handed bat that can play the outfield and provide some power off the bench. It's a nice piece to be able to go to."

Although Nady is a career .270 hitter, he spent parts of 2012 with the Nationals and Giants and was only able to muster a .184 average.

William Boor is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.