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.
Pack your bags Swisher!
Guarantees #28!!! #lol
Decent move.. could be a good bench player.
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
lol major news
Just in case Cano leaves as a free agent…
Bad News for Chavez! even though he may very well plan on retiring… I don’t keep up with the Chavez updates
I recall he most recently said he plans on playing in ’12.
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.
So the jays get the yanks first round pick and a comp pick correct?
Nope. Try again.
Jokes my good man, jokes.
What a stupid question!
Sarcasm: You missed it.
don’t bring your girl to the ball games 78, Nix’s butt will hypnotize her
That was pretty Elton John-ish.
do you ever get tired of being you?
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.
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.
Just add Laynce and you have yourself a ball club.
wow cashman got what the team really needs, notttt, honestly can we expect anything this offseason what pitcher will they get?
will they ever get a pitcher
Crap! Spring Training is about to start and today was their last chance!
We don’t need pitching.
– A.J. Burnett
They actually don’t, they can just form a stem-cell army of super pitchers.
Are you listening, Mr. Duquette??
That was a good burn…I’ll give you that one, good rabbi
It was done with love.
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.
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?
Maybe he could fill Nunez’s spot when he gets traded.
More likely he’ll fill the spot left at AAA when Núñez gets traded and Laird gets promoted.
Reminds me of the scene in Major League where the list of spring training invitees is so terrible, one of them is actually dead.
the trolls come out at night
“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.
HAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! He’s someone else’s problem now!
Was it really that funny?
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?
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
i think it maybe a prelude to a trade nunez to braves
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.
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!!!
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
his autograph just went up in value thanks to the ny cap even though he is crap