Nady’s back, but not in lineup


DENVER — Lineups for Saturday’s Pirates-Rockies game at Coors Field: Pirates: McLouth CF, Sanchez 2B, Doumit C, Bay LF, LaRoche 1B, Michaels RF, Bautista 3B, Herrera P, Wilson SS

Rockies: Posednick CF, Baker 2B, Holliday LF, Atkins 1B, Hawpe RF, Torrealba 2B, Stewart 3B, Quintanilla SS, de la Rosa P

No, Xavier Nady was not traded today.

Nady rejoined the Pirates this afternoon after spending the past few days in Pittsburgh with his wife and newborn son. Manager John Russell said Nady’s available to pinch-hit, but wanted to give him an extra day to get back into the swing of things before putting him in the lineup.

Nady continues to be the subject of trade speculation; the Mets, Braves, Rays and Cardinals reportedly are interested. Nady is weary of the rumors and said the birth of his first child was a welcome distraction.

“It’s the nature of the business,” Nady said. “I’m used to it now. I’ve been through it a few times. (Rumors) are going to happen. I’m happy to be here and, hopefully, I can help us win here.”