The Other Nix

Remember Laynce Nix?  Of course you do.  Well, the Phillies have now acquired his brother, Jayson Nix, from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations. The younger of the Brothers Nix, Jayson is a utility infielder of 6 years MLB experience with the Rockies, White Sox, Indians, Blue Jays, and Yankees.  His defense is well regarded and his bat is typical of a utility infielder...
Via We Should Be GM's
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Player Reviews: Laynce Nix

Nix was good value off the bench in 2012. 2013? Not so much. When Laynce Nix was signed by the Phillies in December 2011, he was signed to a two-year, $2.5 million deal in large part to replace Ross Gload as the main lefty option to hit off of the bench. Gload had been a pretty good value pick up for 2010 but had saw his triple-slash line fall off a cliff in 2011. To say the same...
Via Phillies Nation
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Nix outta here! Dom Brown fills roster spot

Today the Phillies designated Laynce Nix for assignment opening a roster spot for Dom Brown who is returning from the disabled list. Nix who signed a $2.5 million two-year deal before the 2012 season hopefully has seen his last games in Philly pinstripes. Leaving the team with a .211 batting average, Nix epitomizes the failure of Ruben Amaro Jr. Yes injuries have played a big part...
Via Philly Sports World
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Laynce Nix snatches a foul ball from Tiger fans

Don’t blame Laynce Nix for snatching the ball from the fans, if you want a souvenir you have to be aggressive about it.  In the fourth inning of the Phillies vs.Tigers game, Prince Fielder hit a towering fly ball that drifted into the stands.  The Phillies right-fielder made an attempt to catch the ball amongst the Tiger fans and watch what happens.  Take a look. courtesy...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Laynce Nix blames Nike cleats as cause of leg troubles

In 2011, veteran MLB outfielder Laynce Nix started suffering from Achilles tendon problems. In 2012, he missed significant time due to a calf injury. Both ailments limited his production as a member of the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies, respectively.Upon further review, Nix has concluded that Nike baseball cleats are to blame for the leg injuries, which have plagued...
Via Bush League Chronicle
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Laynce Nix: It’s gotta be the shoes

Laynce Nix has the best season of his career in 2011 and parlayed that into a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Unfortunately, the first year of that deal didn’t quite workout so well, as he played in almost half as many games as the previous season and dealt with a ton of injuries, specifically to his calves. Obviously, not only is he hoping to help the Phils win this...
Via The Victory Formation
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Laynce Nix blames Nike for his calf injuries last season

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Laynce Nix struggled through a frustrating 2012 season last year. Because of injuries, the 32-year-old was only able to play in 70 games. He became a small part of what was a major theme for the Phillies all year long, but unlike his teammates Nix has someone to blame for his injuries. It’s the shoes. According to Nix, the Nike cleats he wore over...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

When will Phillies’ Laynce Nix return

Laynce Nix has been on the disabled list since May. While there has been news on Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, little has been said about Nix. Nix has played in 22 games this season and was hitting .326 with two homers and 11 RBI. One site had Nix starting a rehab assigned in Clearwater. I certainly hope so. I remember one game he played in Washington last season and he robbed the...
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2011  |  Discuss

Phillies Could Have Done Better than Nix

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 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...
Via Phillies Nation
December 05, 2011  |  Discuss

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