Rockies Release Nix For Olympics

Jayson Nix was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Saturday.  If Nix clears waivers, and he should, then he will be rejoining Team USA in Beijing.

According to Thomas Harding of, USA Baseball talked with Rockies Assistant GM Bill Geivett about acquiring Nix.  The 25 year old second baseman failed to hold onto the starting job in Colorado this season, but he’s still young and has met success in the past with Team USA.  Writes Harding:

"It was with Team USA that Nix has had his highest baseball moment. In the 2007 International Baseball Federation World Cup in Taipei City, Taiwan, Nix went 12-for-31 with six extra-base hits to lead the U.S. to the gold medal and the earn tournament’s most valuable player honors."

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