Via George King -
The Post has learned Xavier Nady’s season is over and next year is in question, too.
According to several teammates, the Yankees outfielder told them late Thursday night that his right elbow requires Tommy John surgery, a procedure that often takes 12-14 months recovery.
Reached today, all Nady said was, “I am going to have a lot of time on my hands.”
Nady, a free agent at the end of the season, felt something in the elbow in the third inning of a Triple-A rehab game Thursday night and removed himself two innings later. He plans on being at Citi Field today and is scheduled to see Dr. Lewis Yocum in California. Yocum performed the same surgery on Nady in 2001.
According to the Nady, “There was no reason to do tests” today.
Wow, a year later, that trade for Marte and Nady is not looking so good. Well, maybe, there’s a silver lining here? If the Yankees make the post-season this year, maybe they can use having Marte or Nady on the D.L. and pull one of those “K-Rod clause” moves and request permission from the commissioner’s office to replace someone on the post-season roster with a player from the minor league system, if it makes sense?