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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have signed outfielder Laynce Nix to a two-year contract.

Phillies sign Laynce Nix to two-year deal

The Philadelphia Phillies have signed outfielder Laynce Nix to a two-year contract. Nix batted .250 with a career-high 16 home runs and 44 RBIs in 124 games for the Washington Nationals last season. He started 79 games, including 59 in left field, 12 in right field and six at first base. The 32-year-old Nix is a left-handed hitter. The deal was announced Thursday night. Nix adds...

Under The Radar: The Story Of 2011 For Carlos Ruiz

Quick, outside of Hunter Pence–only appeared in 54 games for the Phillies–, who had the highest batting average on the Phillies in 2011? Sure, it would be absurd if it was anyone other than the player that this review is about, but it is still surprising. If you did not read the title, its none other than Carlos Ruiz, who also had the highest on base percentage outside of Pence...

As they continue to try bringing Jimmy Rollins back into the fold, the Phils announce their signing of free agent Laynce Nix.

As the Phils continue trying to resign Jimmy Rollins to a new contract, although presently disrupted by the Angels’ signing of Albert Pujols to a ten-year deal, the Phils announced their signing of Laynce Nix to a two-year deal. Nix, formerly of the Nationals, a nine-year vet, is a corner outfielder who, last season, batted .250, while hitting 16 home runs and knocking in 44...

Ozzie Guillen can't name any Phillies

Ready...go...Roy Halladay, Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Hunter Pence, Shane Victorino, Placido Polanco, Jim Thome, Carlos Ruiz, Dominic Brown, Ben Francisco, John Mayberry, Vance Worley, Joe Blanton, Jonathan Papeldouche, Kyle Kendrick, Antonio Bastardo. I know what you're thinking...shut up already. If you're counting at home, that's Goergs 18...

Phillies Minor Leaguers Selected in Rule 5 Draft

Jiwan James stays put.The 2012 Baseball Winter Meetings are underway in Dallas and while the greatest amount of buzz has surrounded some major free agents like Albert Pujols and Jimmy Rollins, there’s a minor portion of the annual event that has drawn some interest as well. The Rule 5 draft took place on Thursday and resulted in relocation for a group of selected prospects...

Random Athlete Of The Day- Lee Stevens

DeWain Lee Stevens, better known as Lee Stevens, is a former MLB first baseman/DH from none other than Kansas City, Missouri. Stevens was drafted out of high school by the California Angels of California (at the time) in the 1986 MLB Draft.  Stevens was called up to the show in 1990. He hit 7 homeruns and drove in 32, but hit an off-putting .214 batting average his rookie season...

Winter Meetings Review: Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies had their share of issues even before the offseason officially began. Ryan Howard went down with a torn achilles on the last day of the NLDS. He will likely miss the entire 2012 season to recuperate. So, the Phillies had an immediate hole to fill there. Then, they had Jimmy Rollins’ impending free agency to deal with. Before the meetings, the Phillies...

Phillies sign Nationals OF Nix to two-year deal

The Philadelphia Phillies have signed outfielder Laynce Nix to a two-year contract.

The Philly Fifty, #31: Pete Alexander, Phillies

For the complete list and explanation of criteria and scoring, check out the Philly Fifty page Longevity – 3 Alexander played for the Phillies for the first 7 years of his career, from 1911-1917, ages 24-30. He pitched 21 innings for the Phillies in his final season, in 1930, at age 43. Peak – 5 Absolutely one of the best pitchers to ever play the game. In his seven years with...

Rollins Staying With The Phillies?

The Milwaukee Brewers were seen as a team that could make a push to sign Jimmy Rollins. Apparently they have been told to not waste their time. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwuakee Journal-Sentinel just dropped this little piece of information in a recent tweet. This report contradicts multiple reports yesterday that the Phillies first meeting with Rollins did not go well, and that...

Phillies may face competition for Jimmy Rollins

DALLAS - The Phillies' contingent left these frenetic winter meetings with Laynce Nix and a cash prize of $86,000...

Manuel's 2012 Outlook

"If I'm a betting guy, I'll say that we keep Jimmy," said Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel Tuesday at the 2011 Winter Meetings, referring to his Gold Glove shortstop Jimmy Rollins. That said, Manuel explains why he feels good about what they've got heading into next season…

Phillies pass on making picks in Rule 5 Draft

The Phillies have had a good track record in the Rule 5 Draft. They selected Shane Victorino in 2004, David Herndon in 2010 and Michael Martinez in '11. But for the first time since 2005, the Phillies passed on making a selection in the Rule 5 Draft, which concluded the Winter Meetings on Thursday morning.

Video: Amaro talks Hamels, Rollins, and more

Ruben Amaro, Jr. talks with Craig Calcaterra at the winter meetings about the rumors surrounding the Philadelphia Phillies (NBC Sports)
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