Rays To Sign Jayson Nix

The Rays are set to sign infielder Jayson Nix to a minor league deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). Nix is represented by Turner Gary Sports.

The 31-year-old Nix has spent the past three seasons in the AL East, playing for the Blue Jays in 2011 and then the Yankees in 2012-13. Over the past two seasons in the Bronx, Nix has totaled 505 plate appearances, batting .239/.307/.340 with seven home runs and 19 stolen bases (in 23 attempts).

Nix offers a great deal of versatility in the field, an asset that surely attracted the Rays in particular. He has experience at second base, shortstop, third base, left field and right field in parts of six Major League seasons split between the Rockies, White Sox, Indians, Jays and Yankees.

15 Responses to Rays To Sign Jayson Nix Leave a Reply

  1. UltimateYankeeFan 2 years ago

    Sorry to see Nix go. He just couldn’t find his niche with the Yankees. Best of luck with the Rays.

  2. Knowing the Rays, he’ll suddenly become much better. Maddon is a wizard conjuring up cheap tricks with below average players.

  3. JuanBastardo 2 years ago

    So basically the Yanks and Rays traded Jayson Nix for Kelly Johnson.

    • DerekJeterDan 2 years ago

      With that kind of logic the Yankees traded Robinson Cano to the Mariners for Ichiro Suzuki and Brendan Ryan.

      • LazerTown 2 years ago

        I thought Cano was teh PTBNL in the Pineda trade?

  4. Junior7188 2 years ago

    really good player. wish the yankees signed him again but guess they think kelly johnson is better then him.

  5. MrSativa 2 years ago

    Smart move. Another Zobrist type except Nix has better wheels.

  6. Guest 2 years ago

    Might sound weird, but I remember Nix as the guy who hit the ball that Mariano was trying to catch when he tore his ACL during batting practice. I don’t know why I remember that scene. Unfortunate incident.. Good luck with the Rays.

    • horatio_alger 2 years ago

      That’s exactly who he is. I’ve hated Nix ever since.

  7. LazerTown 2 years ago

    Sad to see him go. He really did have value. My problem with him last year was that he got 300 PA. He can cover for you, but he isn’t an everyday guy.

  8. SSHM 2 years ago

    For some reason, I like this guy way more than I should. Just seems like a hard player.

  9. Tigers72 2 years ago

    Since he is with the Rays he is going to bat 280 with 15hrs and 30 sb.

  10. Bryan 2 years ago

    Basically a better hitting Sean Rodriguez

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