Phillies Sign OF Laynce Nix To Two Year Deal

The Phillies have agreed to a two year deal with former National's OF Laynce Nix. He is expected to fill the fourth outfielder role and is the third notable piece the Phillies have added to their bench in the past few weeks (Jim Thome, Ty Wigginton). As The Good Phight points out, Nix's arrival likely ensures that Raul Ibanez will not return. Nix's performance against righties is nearly the same as Ibanez and he provides better defense.

↵

There's a lot of talk that Nix could potentially see some time as part of a platoon in left with John Mayberry Jr. Either way, Nix is a useful enough piece, but obviously a minor move in this offseason. The Phillies #1 free agent story continues to be what happens with Jimmy Rollins and the short stop position. Those talks will likely heat up as the baseball winter meeting get underway today in Dallas.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Philly

You must be a member of SB Nation Philly to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Philly. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.