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Laynce Nix | Outfielder

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/30/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Phillies released OF Laynce Nix.
Nix was granted his release after he declined a minor league assignment. The 32-year-old was designated for assignment last week after he batted just .180/.228/.258 in 136 plate appearances with the Phillies this season. Mon, Aug 12, 2013 05:22:00 PM

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Phillies designated OF Laynce Nix for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Domonic Brown's return from the 7-day disabled list. Nix joined the Phillies on a two-year, $2.5 million contract prior to the 2012 season, but he has a lousy .211/.270/.331 batting line over 263 plate appearances with the club.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 02:36:00 PM

Laynce Nix went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts as the Phillies fell to the Tigers on Saturday night.

Nix is batting .178/.224/.263 with 42 strikeouts in 125 plate appearances this season for Philly. The 32-year-old will have a tough time in free agency this winter.
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 10:47:00 PM

Laynce Nix made his second straight start Thursday and went 0-for-4 against the Cardinals.

Because someone has to play the outfield with Ben Revere and Domonic Brown out. More than just being a waste of money, Nix has been a waste of a roster spot for the Phillies this year, hitting .188 with a total of six RBI in 112 at-bats. A less stubborn GM would have released him months ago. Ruben Amaro, though, signed him for two years and, by golly, is going to keep him the whole time.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 10:18:00 PM

Laynce Nix will start in right field Thursday against the Braves.

John Mayberry, Jr. started in right field on Wednesday against left-hander Paul Maholm, but he's on the bench Thursday with Kris Medlen on the hill for Atlanta.
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 04:13:00 PM

Laynce Nix hit a three-run homer Thursday as part of the Phillies' 7-2 win over the Blue Jays.

Neither John Mayberry Jr. nor the demoted Darin Ruf joined Domonic Brown in stepping up this spring, so it looks like Nix will probably start against most right-handers until Delmon Young returns. Don't expect him to have any long-term fantasy value, but he could make for a decent early stopgap in NL-only leagues.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 04:18:00 PM

Laynce Nix is dealing with a bone spur in his right foot, but the Phillies don't think he'll miss any time.

It's possible the injury will worsen, but for now it appears Nix will play through it. The 32-year-old missed about two months of action last season due to a calf issue.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 09:07:00 AM

Phillies activated OF Laynce Nix from the 15-day disabled list.

Nix has been out since the second week of May with a strained left calf muscle. He'll return to his bench role.
Sun, Jul 22, 2012 10:59:00 AM

Laynce Nix (calf) will rejoin the Phillies next week.

Nix is working his way back from a left calf strain and is seven games into a rehab assignment. He'll return to a bench role and utility outfield when healthy.
Sat, Jul 21, 2012 09:43:00 AM

Laynce Nix (calf) has been moved up to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to continue his rehab assignment.

Nix batted .250 with a home run over six games at High-A Clearwater. He should be ready to rejoin the Phillies' bench within a week.
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 12:46:00 PM

Laynce Nix (calf) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with Single-A Clearwater.

Nix has been out of commission since the second week of May with a strained left calf muscle. He should be ready to return to the Phils' bench within the next 10 days.
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 10:43:00 AM

Laynce Nix (calf) is still at least a week away from beginning a minor league rehab assignment.

Nix has been sidelined since May 10 due to a left calf strain and suffered a setback last month. There's no clear timetable for his return, but it's possible he could rejoin the Phillies by the end of the month.
Thu, Jul 5, 2012 05:38:00 PM

Laynce Nix (calf) is doing rehab work again.

Nix had to be shut down earlier this month after suffering a setback with his left calf strain. "He's feeling a little better," assistant GM Scott Proefrock said Wednesday. "There is still a little tightness, but hopefully he'll continue to make progress and we can get him out on a rehab assignment in the next week to 10 days or so."
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 09:03:00 AM

Laynce Nix suffered a setback Tuesday in his recovery from a strained left calf muscle.

The Phillies can't seem to catch a break. Nix was just beginning to appear in extended spring training games and seemed destined for a late-June return. But the guess is he'll now be out past the All-Star break.
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 05:48:00 PM

Laynce Nix (calf) batted in an extended spring training game Wednesday.

"Without any setbacks I think we could see him heading out on a rehab within a week or so," Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said of Nix. The 31-year-old has been out since early May with a strained calf.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 09:34:00 PM

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