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Phillies sign Laynce Nix to two-year contract

Dec 4, 2011, 5:39 PM EST

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According to Jim Salisbury of, outfielder Laynce Nix has agreed to a two-year major league contract with the Phillies.

No word yet on the financial terms.

Nix posted an underwhelming .250 batting average and .299 on-base percentage in 2011 for the Nationals, but the 31-year-old also slugged 16 home runs in only 351 plate appearances. The Phillies were obviously attracted to his raw power, and he could get a decent chunk of playing time in left field if GM Ruben Amaro Jr. makes no further moves. Otherwise he makes a nice pinch-hitter.

The deal will be finalized after Nix takes a pre-signing physical. He’ll do that within the next few days.

  1. 2r2d - Dec 4, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    That just makes their bench even more powerful in 2012. Very scary

  2. Francisco (FC) - Dec 4, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    Wasn’t it Nix who made that really great play in the gap that robbed Dominic Brown of a bases clearing double?

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