Jayson Nix

Jayson Nix #4

  • 2B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 11"/195
  • Age: 33

Jayson Nix MLB Career Stats

.212 38 130 36 .627

Jayson Nix Bio

  • Full Name: Jayson Truitt Nix
  • Born: 8/26/1982 in Dallas, TX
  • Draft: 2001, Colorado Rockies, 1st rd. (44th overall)
  • High School: Midland, TX
  • Debut: March 31, 2008
  • Relationship(s): brother of Laynce Nix
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MLB Career Stats 1305 143 277 38 130 36 .212 .282 .627
  • Status: Released


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May 16, 2015 at 1:06 PM ET

Phillies acquire Nix from Orioles for cash

The Phillies on Saturday acquired infielder Jayson Nix from the Orioles for cash considerations.

February 17, 2015 at 11:59 PM ET

Source: O's sign infielder Nix to Triple-A deal

The Orioles have signed infielder Jayson Nix to a Triple-A deal, MLB.com has learned.


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2010 7 25th in AL

Jayson Nix Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 23, 2015 Lehigh Valley IronPigs released 2B Jayson Nix.
May 16, 2015 Norfolk Tides traded 2B Jayson Nix to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
March 3, 2015 2B Jayson Nix assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
February 23, 2015 2B Jayson Nix assigned to Norfolk Tides.
February 17, 2015 Baltimore Orioles signed free agent 2B Jayson Nix to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 24, 2014 2B Jayson Nix elected free agency.
October 21, 2014 Kansas City Royals activated 2B Jayson Nix.
October 2, 2014 Kansas City Royals reassigned 2B Jayson Nix to the minor leagues.
August 28, 2014 Kansas City Royals claimed 2B Jayson Nix off waivers from Pittsburgh Pirates.
August 25, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates designated 2B Jayson Nix for assignment.
August 3, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent 2B Jayson Nix.
August 1, 2014 Durham Bulls released 2B Jayson Nix.
May 17, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent SS Jayson Nix to a minor league contract.
May 17, 2014 2B Jayson Nix assigned to Durham Bulls.
May 13, 2014 SS Jayson Nix elected free agency.
May 12, 2014 Philadelphia Phillies sent Jayson Nix outright to Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
March 28, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays traded SS Jayson Nix to Philadelphia Phillies for cash.
January 9, 2014 Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent SS Jayson Nix to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
December 2, 2013 SS Jayson Nix elected free agency.
November 4, 2013 New York Yankees activated SS Jayson Nix from the 60-day disabled list.
September 1, 2013 Jayson Nix roster status changed by New York Yankees.
August 22, 2013 New York Yankees placed SS Jayson Nix on the 15-day disabled list. Fractured left hand.
July 29, 2013 New York Yankees activated SS Jayson Nix from the 15-day disabled list.
July 25, 2013 New York Yankees sent SS Jayson Nix on a rehab assignment to Tampa Yankees.
July 24, 2013 New York Yankees sent 3B Jayson Nix on a rehab assignment to GCL Yankees1.
July 3, 2013 New York Yankees placed SS Jayson Nix on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 2, 2013. Right hamstring strain.
March 29, 2013 New York Yankees selected the contract of SS Jayson Nix from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
January 31, 2013 Jayson Nix assigned to New York Yankees.
December 7, 2012 New York Yankees sent Jayson Nix outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
November 30, 2012 New York Yankees designated Jayson Nix for assignment.
May 3, 2012 New York Yankees selected the contract of 3B Jayson Nix from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
April 20, 2012 Jayson Nix roster status changed by Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
April 5, 2012 3B Jayson Nix assigned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
December 5, 2011 New York Yankees signed free agent 3B Jayson Nix to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 6, 2011 3B Jayson Nix elected free agency.
August 5, 2011 Las Vegas 51s activated 3B Jayson Nix from the 7-day disabled list.
July 27, 2011 Las Vegas 51s placed 3B Jayson Nix on the 7-day disabled list.
July 11, 2011 Las Vegas 51s activated 3B Jayson Nix.
July 7, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays sent 3B Jayson Nix outright to Las Vegas 51s.
July 3, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays designated Jayson Nix for assignment.
May 16, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays activated 3B Jayson Nix from the 15-day disabled list.
May 12, 2011 sent 3B Jayson Nix on a rehab assignment to Dunedin Blue Jays.
April 23, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays placed 3B Jayson Nix on the 15-day disabled list. Left shin contusion
March 29, 2011 Cleveland Indians traded 3B Jayson Nix to Toronto Blue Jays.
June 25, 2010 Cleveland Indians claimed Jayson Nix off waivers from Chicago White Sox.
May 1, 2009 Chicago White Sox activated 2B Jayson Nix from the 15-day disabled list.
April 23, 2009 Birmingham Barons sent 2B Jayson Nix on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Knights.
April 20, 2009 Jayson Nix assigned to Birmingham Barons from Chicago White Sox.
July 21, 2008 2B Jayson Nix roster status changed by Colorado Rockies.

Jayson Truitt Nix Bio Info

Full name Jayson Truitt Edward Nix...is a 2001 graduate of Midland (Tex.) High School...brother, Laynce, signed with the Phillies organization for the 2012 season...was a member of the bronze-medal winning 2008 U.S. Olympic Baseball Team in Beijing, China...was originally selected by Colorado in Compensation Round A (44th overall) of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft (6/03).


Appeared in 87 games for the Yankees, making 41 starts at shortstop and 33 starts at third base…made 4 appearances at second base…helped fill in for Alex Rodriguez, Kevin Youkilis and Derek Jeter…season was cut short by a fractured right hand suffered on Aug 21 vs. TOR when R.A. Dickey hit him with a pitch…also spent most of July on the DL with a hamstring strain…stole 13 bases and was caught just once.


Opened the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees) and appeared in 8 games before joining the Yankees…made starts at five different positions (29-3B, 18-SS, 13-2B, 11-LF, 2-DH) in New York and appeared in 74 games…made his postseason debut and went 2-for-4 in one ALDS game vs. BAL…went 0-for-4 in one ALCS game vs. DET.

2011 Was acquired by Toronto from Cleveland on 3/29 in exchange for cash considerations... made the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster and appeared in 46 games with the club, batting .169 (23-for-136) with 4HR and 16RBI...was designated for assignment on 7/3 and outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas on 7/7 for the remainder of the season...hit .270 (44-for-163) with 8HR and 29RBI in 41 games with the 51s. 2010 Spent the last three months with the Indians after being claimed off outright waivers on June 24 from the Chicago White Sox...Was designated for assignment by the Sox June 17 after getting just 57 plate appearances thru the first 64 White Sox team games...Made 12 starts at third base (16G) and 1 start at second base (3G) for the Sox (also 1 game at SS)...Made Indians debut on June 25 went on a homer binge from July 3-9, hitting 6 homers 7 games including a 2HR game on July 5 at Texas...Also had a 2HR game on Sept 24 vs. KC, giving him three for his career...Homered in 3 straight games, July 5-7...Hit .282 (24-85) in August with 5HR & 11 RBI before hitting .174 (16-92) in Sept/Oct. with 2HR & 5RBI in 27 games...Made 24 starts (25G) at second base with Cleveland and 39 starts (40G) at third base...Compiled a 1.000 fielding % at second base (0E in 133TC0 and a .899% at third with the Indians (11E, 109TC, 1E in his last 11 games at third)... First career ejection on August 31 vs. CWS...Recorded a successful squeeze bunt on June 28 vs. Toronto...Hit .306 (19-62, .877OPS) vs. LHP with Cleveland with 4HR & 8RBI and .268 (34-127) with runners on...Played for San Juan in the Puerto Rican Winter League beginning in December. 2009 Hit .224 (57-255) with 12 home runs and 32 RBI in 94 games in his first season with the White Sox...ranked among the American League rookie leaders in homers (3rd), RBI (5th) and slugging percentage (6th, .408)...became one of six Sox rookies since 2000 to hit at least 10 home runs...23 of his 57 hits went for extra-bases...made 52 appearances at second base (48 starts), 15 at shortstop (12), 12 at third (eight), four in right field (one) and three in left (three)...compiled a .973 (6 E/224) fielding percentage at second, .906 (6 E/64 TC) at shortstop, .957 (1 ER/23 TC) at third and 1.000 (0 E/11 TC) in the outfield...led off 10 times (Sox went 4-6), hitting .293 (12-41) from that spot in the lineup...tallied 16 RBI in 24 games in August, compared to 16 RBI in his 70 remaining games...went 0-11 as a pinch hitter...was placed on the disabled list on 3/30 (retro to 3/27) with a strained right quadriceps...was returned from his rehab assignment at Class AAA Charlotte and reinstated from the disabled list on 5/1...made his Sox debut on 5/3 at Texas and went 2-3 with a RBI, his first career multi-hit game...hit his first major-league home run on 5/7 vs. Detroit (off Armando Galarraga)...collected his first career multi-homer game on 5/26 at angels, the same day his brother, Laynce, homered with Cincinnati vs. Houston...went 7-22 (.318) with four home runs and seven RBI in seven games vs. Angels...started 28 of 33 games from 7/27-8/31, going 23-88 (.261)...stole home on 7/31 vs. Yankees...registered a career-high four walks on 8/1 vs. Yankees...the four walks were the most by a Sox player since Jim Thome drew five on 4/19/07 vs. Texas...set a career high with three hits on 8/28 at New York ... posted a career-high, eight-game hitting streak from 9/7-23, going 8-25 (.320). 2008 split the season between Colorado and Class AAA Colorado Springs ... began the season with the Rockies and made his first Opening Day roster ... made his major-league debut on Opening Day at St. Louis as the starting second baseman, going 0-2 with a RBI ... recorded his first major-league hit on 4/2 at St. Louis (single off russ springer) ... did not record a hit in seven games from 4/15-25 (17 aB) and was designated for assignment on 4/26 ... appeared in 67 games with the skysox, hitting .303 (80-264) with 21 doubles, 17 home runs and 51 RBI ... his contract was purchased by the Rockies on 7/8 and went 2-11 (.182) in fi ve games before being designated for assignment for the second time on 7/19 ... hit .214 (3-14) with one home run and one rBi as a member of the bronze-medal winning 2008 u.s. olympic Baseball team in Beijing, china ... suffered a laceration above the left eye on 8/14 and missed fi ve games before starting the bronze-medal contest vs. Japan ... signed by the white sox as a free agent on 10/14 (acquisition recommended by gary pellant and Bill scherrer) ... batted .244 (29-119) with six homers and 23 rBi in 32 games with obregon of the Mexican winter league. 2007 Spent his second consecutive full season at Triple-A Colorado Springs...batted .292 (128-for- 439) with 80 runs scored, 33 doubles, 2 triples, 11 home runs and 58 RBI in 124 games...went 24-for-32 in stolen base attempts...led the team in runs scored, doubles and stolen bases...played the majority of his games at second base (107), but also played five games at third...led all PCL second basemen with a .986 fielding percentage (9 e/647 tc)...batted .277 (41-for-148) against lefties and .299 (87-for-291) vs. right-handed pitchers...hit .327 (17-for-52) with runners in scoring position and two outs...batted .330 (29-for-88) when leading off an inning...hit .312 (78-for-250) prior to the All-Star break and .265 (50-for-189) following the break...had just five hits in his first 28 at-bats (.179), but then batted .294 (25-for-85) over his next 24 games to rise to .265...hit safely in 15 of 16 games from June 5-24, batting .439 (29-for-66) during that stretch to raise his average above the .300 mark...homered in consecutive games three times: June 20-21, June 29-30, and Aug. 7-8...drove in a season-high four RBI on June 30 vs. Portland...hit two home runs on Aug. 7 at Albuquerque...collected multiple hits in four of his final five games at .409 (9-for-22) to raise season average from .285 to .292...following the season, played for Team USA at the '07 International Baseball Federation World Cup in Taipei City, Taiwan, and earned MVP honors after going 12-for-31 (.387) with six extra base hits...went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI and a walk in the finals and helped lead his team past Cuba for their first title since 1974. 2006 Made his Triple-A debut, spending the entire season with Colorado Springs...batted .251 with two home runs, 14 doubles, and 26 RBI in 103 games with the Sky Sox...was fewest games of any full season in his career...hit .288 (46-for-160) in home games...went 15-for-18 (83.3%) in steal attempts...all games came at second base with exception of June 2 at Portland, when he played third...missed season's final month with a sprained left knee, suffered in his final game July 31 at Memphis...over his last 29 games beginning June 30, batted .294 (32-for-109) to raise final average from .233 to .251...final hit of the year was a solo homer, July 31 at Memphis...other HR came July 8 at Fresno...also doubled in that game, posting season-high four RBI...compiled .982 (11 e/605 tc) fielding pct. at second base, best mark of his career. 2005 In his second straight season at Double-A Tulsa, Nix batted .236 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI in 131 games...was rated by Baseball America as the club's 10th-best prospect entering the year...average was under .200 as late as a May 9 doubleheader...had two doubles and three RBI in consecutive games, May 4 at Midland and May 5 vs. Frisco...first two home runs came in span of two days, May 9-10...first 3-hit game came May 14 at Arkansas, part of a five-game hit streak...posted a pair of season-high seven-game hit streaks, May 28-June 3 and July 24-29...posted first of a pair of two-homer games during first stretch on May 30 vs. San Antonio...hit .295 with six HR, six doubles, and 16 RBI over 31 games in July...posted three straight multi-hit games from July 10-12 at 8-for-14...homered five times over a span of eight games to end July, including a two-HR game July 31 vs. Springfield that would provide his final long balls of the season...hit eight of his 11 HR at home...had a six-game hit streak from Aug. 7-13 that raised average to season-high .249. 2004 Rated by Baseball America as Colorado's fifth-best prospect entering the year, Nix struggled in his first season at Double A, hitting .213 with 14 homers and 58 RBI for Tulsa...he jacked 13 of his 14 home runs at Drillers Stadium where he also collected 44 of his 58 RBI...stole 14 bases in 17 attempts (82%)...led all Texas League second basemen with 19 errors but faced the most chances (664) and turned the most doubleplays (85) at his position...began the season by hitting .320 in his first 15 games through May 1...he then went 0-for-his-next-15 and collected just eight hits in his next 71 at-bats (.113) to watch his average slip to .198 by May 23...after having only two HR and six RBI in his first 25 games combined, Nix hit two HR with five RBI on May 15 vs. Arkansas...he also had a two-homer game on June 13 vs. El Paso...compiled a 13-game hitting streak, June 5-18...he batted .327 throughout the streak (17-for-52), raising his average to .229...Jayson followed that up by going hitless in his next 17 at-bats and his average never rose above .217 after July 8...he was 3-for-40 (.075) from Aug. 18-30...missed almost a week, April 21-26, due to a strained right hamstring...competed in the Arizona Fall League, batting.191 with two HR and eight RBI for Mesa. 2003 Nix tied for the minor league lead with 46 doubles while hitting .281 with 26 homers and 81 RBI at Visalia (High A)...the 46 doubles equaled Lake Elsinore's Josh Barfield for tops in the minors and also set a new Rockies organizational record...led the California League in games (137) and runs scored (107), which trailed only fellow Rockies prospect Jeff Salazar (110) for most in the minors...finished second in the Cal League in hits (158), extra-base hits (67) and at-bats (562), was fourth in total bases (267) and tied for fourth in home runs...only two other minor league players had more hits go for extra bases, Barfield (68) and Jayson Drobiak (69)...Jayson went 24-for-32 in stolen base attempts (75%)...compiled a team-high 18-game hitting streak from July 26-Aug. 14...also reached base safely in 29 consecutive games, June 4- July 7...hit 2 home runs with 3 RBI during Jeff Francis' no hitter on July 6 vs. Modesto...Baseball America called him the "Best Defensive Second Baseman in the Cal League"...following the season, Sportsticker rated Nix as the fourth-best second baseman in the minors and The Sporting News named him to its All- Prospect Team...played in the Arizona Fall League, hitting .226 for the Mesa Solar Sox. 2002 Jayson was a mid-season South Atlantic League All-Star in his first full year as a pro...made the move to second base where he hit .246 with 14 homers and 79 RBI...named Rockies Minor League Player of the Month for May, hitting .311 with four HR and 24 RBI. 2001 Made his debut as a shortstop with Casper (R) after being selected that June...he hit .294 with five HR and 24 RBI in only 153 at-bats...began playing second base during the fall instructional league.