Monday, February 8, 2016

Phillies acquire Jayson Nix from Rays

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Jayson Nix bats during the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Kissimmee, Fla., Friday, March 14, 2014. (Carlos Osorio/AP)
Jayson Nix bats during the first inning of a spring exhibition baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Kissimmee, Fla., Friday, March 14, 2014. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

The Phillies acquired utility player Jayson Nix, the younger brother of former Phillie Laynce Nix, from the Tampa Bay Rays Friday night in exchange for cash considerations.

The team also announced that he would be added to the 40-man roster, brining the total to 38 so far.

Nix spent last season with the New York Yankees where he hit .236, hit three home runs and recorded 24 RBI in 87 games. Since his big-league career began in 2008, Nix has suited up for five different teams.

He spent this past spring with the Rays where he hit .270 with a homer and four doubles.

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