Originally written on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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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, .451 slugging percentage and 16 home runs in 351 plate appearances for the Nationals.Nix has had two “okay” seasons as a major leaguer. He is nothing special. The Phillies wanted a lefthanded hitting corner outfielder, I’m just not sure why they chose this lefthanded hitting corner outfielder with more productive players like Jason Kubel and Johnny Damon available. (And I’m still confused by the Phils’ ongoing lack of interest in Josh Willingham.)Nix posted a .475 slugging percentage against righties last season, hitting all 16 of his homers against opposite-handed pitching. He was just 3-for-27 against...
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