USATSI_7392744_154511044_lowresThe Rays announced today that they have signed infielder Jayson Nix to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Nix has spent parts of six seasons in the big leagues including 87 games with the Yankees last season when he hit .236 with a .308 OBP (.279 wOBA), 3 home runs and 13 stolen bases. Nix is also a plus-defender that can play second base, shortstop, third base, and both corner outfield positions.

In addition to Nix, the Rays also announced that Jerry Sands cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to triple-A Durham along with an invitation to spring training. Sands had been designated for assignment shortly after being claimed on waivers. The Rays needed to make room on the 40-man roster for Pedro Figueroa.

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  1. Dave L says:

    He is sort of a clone of Rodriguez in what he can give you maybe a little less O but maybe a better SS. In the best of worlds he would be nice to have at roster expansion. I cant see him making it opening day if we are healthy. If he does its a bad omen.

    But I like the pickup.

    That just goes to show how decimated the mighty Yankees were last year that a guy like him would get be in the lineup half the time with over 300 PA for them and now he comes to us just hoping for a shot

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