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Considering it is the offseason, this has been a busy week for the Phillies. In an unusual roster move, the Phillies have potentially signed left fielder Laynce Nix, 31, to a two-year deal, pending a physical. I say this is unusual because in a 9-year career, Nix is a .244 hitter and from 2006-2008, he spent most of his time in the minors.
Last year with the Nationals, Nix hit .250 with 16 home runs. Similarly, Raul Ibanez hit .245 with 20 homers. And this signing pretty much signals the end of Ibanez's career with the Phillies. So they are replacing him with a guy who is similar and only a little bit younger in baseball years. The big difference here is that Ibanez had a solid career. Nix has not.
So yes, this move is just one more head scratcher this offseason for the Phillies who seem to be going back to their roots of taking out the trash and hoping it turns into treasure. Sometimes that works out; most of the time, it does not. As for Ibanez, it certainly looks...
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Laynce Nix hit .250/.299/.451 for the Nationals last season.The Phillies have signed free agent Laynce Nix to a two-year contract, as first reported by Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com.Nix is a 6-foot-1, 220-pound lefthanded corner outfielder and first baseman who has played nine major league seasons for four different teams. Last year, Nix hit .250 with a .299 on-base percentage...
The Phillies have made another free agent signing, inking former Nationals outfielder Laynce Nix to a 2 year deal according to Jim Salisbury of CSN. Nix is a 9 year veteran who has played for 4 teams in his career. He hit a career-high 16 home runs with the Nationals last season in 324 at-bats.The signing of Nix adds a left-handed bat to the outfield mix and figures to be amongst...
Outfielder Laynce Nix agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.Financial terms were not disclosed.
The deal is expected to become official if the nine-year veteran passes his physical on Monday, according to a report by CSNPhilly.com.
Nix, 31, batted .250 with a career-high 16 homers and 44 RBIs with the Washington Nationals last season.
After signing four consecutive minor-league contracts, outfielder Laynce Nix agreed to a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Nix can be a useful piece for an organization that is willing to acknowledge his faults and limit him to a part-time player. As a left-hander, he has always struggled against left-handed pitching, though he has always showed plus-power against right...
Could a Nix-Wigginton platoon replace Ryan Howard's production?
Laynce Nix is a 31-year-old journeyman outfielder who in his life has never received a major league contract. So, of course, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. just signed him to a 2-year deal.
But that’s not what has me worked up this morning. What has me worked up is something that Philadelphia Daily News beat writer...
One outfielder in, one outfielder out. Hello Laynce Nix, goodbye Ben Francisco. Ruben Amaro inked himself an outfielder the day before the MLB Winter Meetings begin in Dallas, Texas (they start today), and that outfielder is Nix, who is a left-handed batter that is getting a 2 year pact from the Phillies. Merry Christmas! Dude lived off 4 straight minor league contracts, so 2...
The Phillies are nearly done rounding out their bench for the 2012 season, as they have signed 31-year-old outfielder Laynce Nix to a two-year deal, according to CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury. It will be the veteran's fifth team in nine seasons, where he has amassed a less than impressive line of .244/.288/.430.
Like the Ty Wigginton deal before it, Nix is coming to town...
The Philadelphia Phillies and Laynce Nix have agreed to a two-year deal, according to sources close to Jim Salisbury of CSNphilly.com.
The Phillies and Laynce Nix have agreed to terms on a two-year contract, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com (Twitter links). The deal is pending a physical.
A baseball source confirmed that former Nationals outfielder/first baseman Laynce Nix agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Phillies.
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