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Jayson Nix | Third Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/26/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Rays signed INF Jayson Nix to a minor league contract.
Nix elected free agency after being outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster earlier this week. He'll provide depth at Triple-A Durham. May 16 - 5:26 PM

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Jayson Nix has elected free agency.

Nix had been outrighted off the 40-man roster on Monday. The 31-year-old utility man will now seek employment elsewhere.
May 13 - 8:56 PM

Phillies sent INF Jayson Nix outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Nix is now off the Phillies' 40-man roster. The 31-year-old was batting just .154/.214/.231 with 18 strikeouts in 43 plate appearances this season for Philadelphia. He can refuse the outright assignment and become a free agent.
May 12 - 2:20 PM

Rays traded SS Jayson Nix to the Phillies for cash considerations.

It had been reported that the Phillies had interest in the infielder, enough so that they didn't want to vie for his services with other clubs. Nix will fill a backup infielder role for the Phillies.
Mar 28 - 10:39 PM

CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury said Jayson Nix is "very much" on the Phillies' radar if he doesn't break camp with the Rays.

Nix has an out clause if he's not put on the 25-man roster to begin the season, so he'd likely use it if he believes he could get a major league job with the Phillies. Nix batted .236/.308/.311 with the Yankees in 2013 but has been a useful bench player in the past.
Mar 28 - 8:49 PM

Rays signed INF Jayson Nix to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Nix was non-tendered by the Yankees in December after batting just .236/.308/.311 across 303 plate appearances in 2013. He does have some speed and defensive versatility, but the 31-year-old will have to battle for a roster spot this spring in Rays camp.
Jan 9 - 1:59 PM

Yankees non-tendered INF Jayson Nix.

With Brendan Ryan and Eduardo Nunez around to back up Derek Jeter, there was no longer room on the roster for Nix. With defensive versatility and a little bit of speed and pop, Nix shouldn't have trouble landing a utility job elsewhere.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 06:08:00 PM

Chad Jennings of believes that Jayson Nix is a strong candidate to be non-tendered.

With the Yankees re-signing Brendan Ryan to function in a utility role, and Eduardo Nunez already on the roster, there just doesn't seem to be room for the 31-year-old Nix. His speed and defensive versatility should allow him to compete for a bench spot elsewhere should the Yankees indeed decide to move on.
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 01:27:00 PM

Yankees activated INF Jayson Nix from the 60-day disabled list.

Nix missed the last six weeks of the season due to a fractured left hand. He'll be arbitration-eligible for a second time this winter but could be non-tendered.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 07:03:00 PM

Yankees transferred INF Jayson Nix from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move in order to clear 40-man roster space. Nix is out for the year with a fractured left hand.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 10:58:00 AM

Yankees placed SS Jayson Nix on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hand.

Nix suffered the left hand fracture on Wednesday night when he was hit by an R.A. Dickey pitch. The 30-year-old infielder might not make it back this season.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 10:12:00 AM

Jayson Nix has been diagnosed with a fractured left hand.

Nix suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch during Wednesday's game. The Yankees haven't revealed a timetable for him, but it seems likely that his season is over. Nix has hit .236/.308/.311 for the Bombers this season.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 08:08:00 PM

Jayson Nix left Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays after being hit on the left hand by a pitch.

Nix was likely to be sent back down when Derek Jeter (calf) returns over the weekend, but he now may need a DL stint. The Yankees will update his status shortly.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 07:51:00 PM

Jayson Nix was the offensive star for the Yankees in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader versus the Blue Jays, homering and hitting a walk-off RBI single.

Nix took Mark Buehrle deep in the seventh inning and then singled over a drawn-in infield in the ninth to win it. It comes after he went 1-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base in the first game of the doubleheader. He'll continue to serve as infield depth on the left side.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 11:23:00 PM

Yankees activated INF Jayson Nix from the 15-day disabled list.

Nix was activated prior to Tuesday's game and then went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts against the Dodgers. David Adams was optioned back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding roster move.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 08:29:00 AM

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