Cashman brings '09 ring to Cubs' Nady

NEW YORK -- Talk about an unexpected guest -- and what a treat, too!

Cubs outfielder Xavier Nady received his 2009 World Series ring on Wednesday when New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman delivered the prize to Citi Field before Chicago faced the New York Mets.

"It was funny. I didn't know when I was going to get it so I was surprised," Nady said. "It was pretty special."

Nady praised Cashman for bringing it over himself and said the ring was "gorgeous."

Nady played in only seven games last season. He went on the disabled list in April with an injured right elbow that eventually required ligament replacement surgery. He signed a $3.3 million, one-year contract with the Cubs in January.