Jayson Nix Career Stats
Jayson Nix 2B
- Full Name: Jayson Truitt Nix
- Born: August 26, 1982
- Age: 32
- Birthplace: Dallas, TX
- Bats: R
- Throws: R
- Height: 5' 11"
- Weight: 195
- Draft: Compensation (2001, COL)
- School: Midland, TX
- MLB Debut: 03/31/2008
2014: Played with four different organizations, landing in Kansas City on August 28 after being claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh...Opened the year with Philadelphia but was granted free agency on May 13...Signed as a free agent with Tampa Bay and appeared in 55 games with Triple-A Durham…Hit .272 with 15 doubles and 16 RBI in 55 games with the Bulls...Collected four hits and finished a home run short of the cycle, July 19 at Gwinnett...Released by Tampa Bay on August 1…Signed with Pittsburgh on August 3 and appeared in 16 games for the Pirates...Saw his first-ever action at first base in his Royals debut on August 30...Appeared in three postseason games for Royals, including two games during the World Series.
2013: Appeared in 87 games for the Yankees, making 41 starts at shortstop, 33 starts at third base and four appearances at second base as he 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…Was 13-for-14 on stolen base attempts.
2012: Opened the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and appeared in eight games before joining the Yankees on May 3…Made starts at five different positions (29 at 3B, 18 at SS, 13 at 2B, 11 in LF, 2 at DH) in New York and appeared in 74 games…Made his postseason debut and went 2-for-4 in one ALDS game vs. Baltimore before going 0-for-4 in one ALCS game vs. Detroit.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Made Toronto's Opening Day roster in 2011...Ranked among American League rookie leaders in home runs (3rd, 12), RBI (5th, 32) and slugging percentage (6th, .408) while with the Chicago White Sox in 2009...Homered off of Detroit's Armando Galarraga on 5/7/09 for first big league round tripper...Started at second base for Colorado on Opening Day in 2008 for his MLB debut...Singled off of St. Louis' Russ Springer on 4/2/08 for first big league hit...Earned a bronze medal for Team USA in the 2008 Olympics...Earned MVP honors for Team USA in the 2007 Baseball World Cup as the U.S. defeated Cuba to win its first title since 1974...Tied for minor league lead with 46 doubles for Visalia in 2003.
PERSONAL: Jayson Truitt Edward Nix was signed by Baltimore as a minor league free on 2/17/15… Originally selected in the first round (44th overall) of the 2001 draft by the Colorado Rockies…Attended Midland (TX) High School…His brother is Laynce Nix, an outfielder who played 11 seasons in the major leagues between Texas, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Washington and Philadelphia from 2003-13.