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.


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15 Comments on "Rays To Sign Jayson Nix"


UltimateYankeeFan
1 year 7 months ago

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

1 year 7 months ago

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

JuanBastardo
1 year 7 months ago

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

DerekJeterDan
1 year 7 months ago

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

LazerTown
1 year 7 months ago

I thought Cano was teh PTBNL in the Pineda trade?

Junior7188
1 year 7 months ago

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

UltimateYankeeFan
1 year 7 months ago

a “really good player” might be a bit of an exaggeration.

horatio_alger
1 year 7 months ago

lol

MrSativa
1 year 7 months ago

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

Guest
1 year 7 months 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
1 year 7 months ago

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

LazerTown
1 year 7 months 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.

SSHM
1 year 7 months ago

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

Tigers72
1 year 7 months ago

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

Bryan
1 year 7 months ago

Basically a better hitting Sean Rodriguez