Yankees sign Nix to Minor League contract

Yankees sign Nix to Minor League contract

The Yankees have signed utility man Jayson Nix to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training, the New York Post reported on Wednesday.

Nix joins his fifth organization in as many seasons, after playing with the Rockies in 2008, the White Sox in 2009, the White Sox and Indians in 2010, and the Blue Jays in 2011. He has primarily played second base and third base during his career and has seen limited time in the outfield as well. He appeared in 213 of his 241 career games at second base or the hot corner.

Nix hit .169 with four home runs and 16 RBIs in 46 games with the Blue Jays last season. He is a career .207 hitter with 30 home runs, 84 RBIs and 16 stolen bases. He was designated for assignment on July 2 of last season and spent the rest of the season with Triple-A Las Vegas.

Nix could fill a potential void if Eric Chavez chooses to retire or leaves through free agency.

Jon Star is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.