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Nady DFA’d, Lannan recalled

Jul 21, 2012, 3:32 PM EDT

The Nationals designated Xavier Nady for assignment this morning, a move the club was forced into making after the outfielder’s 20-day rehab assignment with Class A Potomac ended.

The club also officially recalled left-hander John Lannan from Class AAA Syracuse, utilizing MLB’s newly created rule that allows teams to add a 26th player to their big-league roster for doubleheaders.

Nady had maximized his allotted time on rehab from a wrist strain; he went 1-for-3 last night at Potomac, ending his 12-game stint with a .158 average and one RBI.

The Nationals had to either put Nady back on the big-league roster or risk losing him altogether. They chose the latter.

A surprise member of the Nationals’ Opening Day roster, Nady hit .157 with three homers and six RBI in 40 big-league games this season.
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  1. Drew - Jul 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Happy trails to the Xman.The Nats need the equilibrium of their square-jawed corner infielders today. In the words of that famed scout, Jules:"We're gonna be like three little Fonzies. And what's Fonzie like? C'mon Yolanda, what's Fonzie like?"Yolanda: "Cool?"Jules: "Correctamundo. We're gonna be cool."

  2. d0e81e8c-9f37-11e1-a165-000bcdcb471e - Jul 21, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    2 OF'er's gone this week,Werth not quite ready, Tracy, not quite ready, perhaps Brown, a prooven, true Outfielder for ins?

  3. SonnyG10 - Jul 21, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Good luck X-man.

  4. natsfan1a - Jul 21, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Good luck to the X-man and welcome back to LannEn.

  5. Feel Wood - Jul 21, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    A surprise member of the Nationals' Opening Day roster, Nady hit .157 with three homers and six RBI in 40 big-league games this season.And made one hell of an amazing catch in Fenway Park.

  6. waddu eye no - Jul 21, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    thought we had an E-Jack.

  7. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Jul 22, 2012 at 4:19 AM

    Gotta put the X-man in the category of Jonny Gomes, and a few others who I just never understood why we signed them in the first place. What, exactly, is the appeal of Xavier Nady? I never found that out. Neither apparently did Rizzo.

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