Yankees Sign Jayson Nix

The Yankees have signed Jayson Nix to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Nix, a 29-year-old who bats from the right side, will presumably compete for a utility job next spring.

Nix posted a .169/.245/.309 line in 151 plate appearances for the 2011 Blue Jays before they outrighted him to the minors in July. He posted double-digit home run totals in 2009-10, but has struck out in a quarter of his career plate appearances. The 2001 first rounder has MLB experience at shortstop, second, third and both corner outfield positions.

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  1. InvalidUserID 4 years ago

    Pack your bags Swisher!


  2. jeter2blue 4 years ago

    Guarantees #28!!! #lol

  3. philliesfan136 4 years ago

    Decent move.. could be a good bench player.

  4. Howard 4 years ago

    He’s okay. Made a few errors for the Jays but has a decent stroke at times. Can play lots of positions, gets injured at times lol

  5. lol major news

  6. vtadave 4 years ago

    Just in case Cano leaves as a free agent…

  7. Guest 4 years ago

    Bad News for Chavez! even though he may very well plan on retiring… I don’t keep up with the Chavez updates

    • philliesfan136 4 years ago

      I recall he most recently said he plans on playing in ’12.

    • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

      It’s a minor lge deal and an invite. No way does it stand in the way of a Chavez return. Chavez will almost certainly get a mlb deal.

  8. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

    So the jays get the yanks first round pick and a comp pick correct?

  9. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago


    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      don’t bring your girl to the ball games 78, Nix’s butt will hypnotize her

      • Frank Drebin 4 years ago

        That was pretty Elton John-ish.

      • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

        my daughters aren’t allowed around athletes, rappers or rock stars until their at least 25. Strictly account majors and pre-med/law students. Or swim team guys. Unless he’s the next Michael Phelps then I “ain’t” worried. 

  10. ultimate913 4 years ago

    You see what you did, Selig? Now the Yankees are going to sign all the Jayson Nix’s of the world and there is nothing any team can do about it.

  11. FrankFranciscoSaysTakeASeat 4 years ago

    Just add Laynce and you have yourself a ball club.

  12. wow cashman got what the team really needs, notttt, honestly can we expect anything this offseason what pitcher will they get?

  13. will they ever get a pitcher

    • Onetimeaccount 4 years ago

      Crap! Spring Training is about to start and today was their last chance!

    • vtadave 4 years ago

      We don’t need pitching.

      – A.J. Burnett

      • Rabbitov 4 years ago

        They actually don’t, they can just form a stem-cell army of super pitchers. 

        • Slopeboy 4 years ago

          Are you listening, Mr. Duquette??

        • paul_oneills_lovechild 4 years ago

          That was a good burn…I’ll give you that one, good rabbi

    • hscphillyboy 4 years ago


    • cyberboo 4 years ago

      Hey, it is rumoured that the Yankees are going after the best pitcher on the market and are close to signing him.  Yep, it looks like that fireballing phenomenon Freddie Garcia is returning for another year in New York.   The rotation is set now, but Colon feels if Garcia deserves another contract, he rates one too.  That is also true for Zack Duke, Jo Jo Reyes, Jamie Moyer.  It is their dream to finish on a fourth-place Yankees team that miss the playoffs, even with an extra wild card in play.  lol. 

      • Slopeboy 4 years ago

        At first I thought you were just talking your usual smack about the Yankees and dismissed it. But on second thought, you may be right, I mean, what fan is better qualified to recognize a forth place team more so than you?

  14. NYPOTENCE 4 years ago

    Maybe he could fill Nunez’s spot when he gets traded.

    • MikhelB 4 years ago

      More likely he’ll fill the spot left at AAA when Núñez gets traded and Laird gets promoted.

  15. Dan Gorgone 4 years ago

    Reminds me of the scene in Major League where the list of spring training invitees is so terrible, one of them is actually dead.

  16. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

    the trolls come out at night

  17. KeithLawSucksInStl 4 years ago

    “Has struck out in a quarter of his career plate appearances”

    I had to re-read that, laugh, then read it again. Keep making money while you can, I suppose. Good luck Jayson.

  18. daneIvis 4 years ago

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! He’s someone else’s problem now!

    • Frank Drebin 4 years ago

      Was it really that funny?

      • daneIvis 4 years ago

        Yep…it surely was.

        You asked the same question to the first woman (or man) who saw you with your pants down, didn’t you?

  19. Kingrandall 4 years ago

    LOL the yanks should keep the guys they had on the bench last year they were really good and former all stars and gold glocve winners

  20. i think it maybe a prelude to a trade  nunez to braves

  21. stevlich 4 years ago

    Jayson Nix? Is this their idea of a move that strengthens the team? A .207 lifetime hitter. What did he sign for, the major league minimum? Give me a break!! Get back to me if they sign C.J. Wilson. Then you’re talking upgrade.

  22. Paulie Canes' 4 years ago

    I would have rather see a bigger signing, but Cash proved he is a great GM by signing Colon and Garcia to patch his rotation up last year. He has more rabbits in his hat. He listens to his scouts and Newman, Oppenheiner and Eppler are damn good scouts, Do not forget the wild card in “Stick” Michael!! Cash is sitting back and awaiting for some agent to come to him with offers from other teams for their clients and see if the Yankees drive the price up or stand pat! I really think that Cash is going to make a deal using his abundance of catching prospects! Every team needs catching and the Yanks have three prospects; Romine, Sanchez, plus a few more in lower A. They have tons of middle level pitching prospects as well as top tier pitchers. Cash will bide his time and make the best deal possible. Never knew he was in the play for Grandy and look what happened. Sure Kennedy won 21 in Arizona but, he was in the NL and even his own coach and GM said he may never win 21 again, maybe 15-16 games! So all the haters who said we good have used Kennedy last year…he would have never duplicated that feat in the AL!!!

  23. i always ask my self why cant we have some pitching for the yankees all there doing is signing peole they dont need we need pirtching

  24. Daniel Dubay 4 years ago

    his autograph just went up in value thanks to the ny cap even though he is crap

  25. Lunchbox45 4 years ago


  26. Tko11 4 years ago

    Thats so last year!

  27. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

    No. That would be me. Keep up the cursing and you’ll be banned by morning. 

  28. vilifyingforce 4 years ago

    Nix has some pop, but, his bat doesn’t strike fear in anybody. He’s just depth filler anyways.

  29. whoa he can play ss? 2 games in 2010? see you later nunez.

  30. MikhelB 4 years ago

    It could be a move to fill a spot at AAA if something happens with Núñez or Chávez (DL or trade), since Peña can play at SS they would need somebody to sporadically play 3B (Laird? Jorge Vázquez?) and they would use Nix to fill the spot of the guy promoted to the majors, without the need to promote a AA to AAA.

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