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Nix clears waivers; outrighted to SWB

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 07, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Off the roster, straight to the top
of the third base depth chart.

Jayson Nix has cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He signed his $900,000 deal with the understanding that he would be designated for assignment and would go to the Triple-A roster if he cleared. He will
come to spring training with a chance to win his job back.

Even though he is off the roster, Nix is probably the top in-house option to play third base next year. He played there quite a bit when Alex Rodriguez was hurt last season, and the Yankees seem unwilling to let Eduardo Nunez try it again. Neither David Adams nor Ronnier Mustelier has a full season of Triple-A experience.

That said, it seems all but certain the Yankees will sign someone. And it
could happen fairly soon if Kevin Youkilis accepts his current offer.

 
 

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