Ran into Xavier Nady in the clubhouse after the game on Monday. He has rejoined the team and will accompany them back to New York and remain with them through the end of the season.
“I’m along for the ride now,” he said.
Nady had Tommy John surgery in early July after a failed try and rehabbing his torn ligament. It was the second time Nady has had the surgery but he’s hopeful of being ready to play some spring training. He is limited to rehab exercises at the moment but can start throwing again in November or December.
Nady, who lives in southern California, has been at home since the surgery. He’s a popular guy with his teammates, even if they haven’t seen much of him this season.
“He is the best,” Nick Swisher said. “We all feel for him. It’s great to have him around again.”
Nady is only 30 and — don’t forget — was the starting right fielder when the season got under way. The Yankees will have some interesting decisions to make as they construct their outfield for 2010 and perhaps Nady will be considered for a spot