Laynce Nix Becomes A Free Agent

Laynce Nix has cleared waivers, refused an outright assignment and become a free agent, according to MLB.com's Mark Sheldon (on Twitter). The 30-year-old batted .291/.350/.455 in 182 plate appearances this year after the Reds signed him to a minor league deal.

Nix played all three outfield positions for the second consecutive season, spending most of his time in left field. However, he missed weeks with a sprained left ankle in August and September and saw his homer total drop from 15 to four. The left-handed hitter has handled righties (.738 OPS) much better than lefties (.521 OPS) over the course of his eight-year MLB career.


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12 Comments on "Laynce Nix Becomes A Free Agent"


4 years 9 months ago

Laynce Nix? Really? This deserves it’s own Twitter posting?

WiiCat
4 years 9 months ago

Move along. Nothing to see here.

4 years 9 months ago

Lets hope the reds resign him to another minor league deal this next spring training, cuz I liked him

4 years 9 months ago

His slash line is pretty respectable, for a guy getting released.

4 years 9 months ago

Nix provides nice OF depth off the bench. He plays good defense no matter where he is and can handle a bat fairly well. I hope the Reds bring him back as a bench OF.

4 years 9 months ago

Talked to a friend in the marketing dept of the reds. He said they will resign Nix. They just dont know how much to pay him yet and he knows it. They will not resign him until they get around the Arbitration guys salaries and find out the remaining funds,and there is ZERO money in the budget to even get a brochure on Carl Crawford.

O971
4 years 9 months ago

He had higher WAR than any outfielder on the braves who could drink legally at the start of the season.

O971
4 years 9 months ago

He had higher WAR than any outfielder on the braves who could drink legally at the start of the season.

4 years 9 months ago

This is a pretty stout looking guy. He would do fine hitting right handers for the Braves.

shysox
4 years 9 months ago

Ah, one of the two unnecessary Y added to their name brothers.

shysox
4 years 9 months ago

Ah, one of the two unnecessary Y added to their name brothers.

Mike
4 years 9 months ago

Nix is one of those ‘effort’ guys you like you have on your roster. To me, he’s ideal in the 4th outfielder role, especially for a team like Philly or San Fran.