Daily Archives: February 3, 2011

February 3, 2011

Nix a Nat

It’s been a good long while since Jim Bowden was systematically destroying any hopes Washington Nationals fans had of seeing good baseball, but one of the former general manager’s habits continues: picking up former Cincinnati Reds players. The latest? Laynce Nix.

Nix was a solid backup outfielder and power bat off the bench for the Reds for the last two seasons, and now he’ll get the chance to make the Nationals club. Today, he signed a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training.

Nix will be joining former Reds reliever Todd Coffey, whom the Nationals signed at the end of last month. The good ol’ Nats signing Reds cast-offs. It’s nice to know some things never change.