Admit it, you probably forgot the Phillies even had Laynce Nix at certain points this season and, probably, last year as well. Now you can rest easy knowing that they don't have him.
After designating Nix for assignment last Tuesday, Nix cleared waivers yesterday and declined his assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The team announced that they have released Nix and he is now a free agent.
The name "Laynce Nix" probably makes Ruben Amaro Jr. shiver as he opted to keep Nix instead of tendering a contract to outfielder Nate Schierholtz. After being non-tendered by the Phillies, Schierholtz signed with the Cubs where he is batting an impressive .271/.329/.502 with 15 home runs and 47 RBIs this season. Nix is now a free agent. You catch my drift?
Nix, 32, has been on and off the disabled list since he signed with the Phillies prior to the 2012 season. In 81 games (128 at-bats), Nix was batting .180/.228/.258 with two home runs and seven RBIs.
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