Former Pittsburgh Pirate Xavier Nady will join the Kansas City Royals in Spring Training for a tryout in Surprise, Arizona.
The Royals agreed to terms with Nady on a minor-league deal that gives him a shot to make the Big League club in March.
Nady spent last year with the World Champion Giants after the Nationals released him. He hit four home runs in 59 games between the two spots.
Nady’s best season came in 2008 when he hit 25 home runs between Pittsburgh and the New York Yankees.