On Wednesday night, Jayson Nix was in Rochester with the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees. On Thursday night, Nix was in pinstripes and playing for the New York Yankees. He's appeared in 264 major-league games over the last four years, and 919 minor-league games in his career. The 29-year-old has paid his dues.
So it must have felt pretty sweet to take batting practice at Yankee Stadium. He was called up to replace Eric Chavez, who went on the seven-day concussion DL. Maybe Nix would get some pinch-hitting opportunities. Maybe he'd hit well enough to stick. He took his rips during batting practice, hoping someone would notice.
Jayson Nix hit the ball Rivera hurt himself going for. Welcome to the club, kid. #Yankees— Al Skorupa (@alskor) May 4, 2012
This is probably going to be Jayson Nix's sole contribution to the New York Yankees Partnership. He came in, he took some batting practice, and he might have prematurely ended the career of one of the most beloved players in Yankee history. Not intentionally. No one will blame him for taking BP, fer crying out loud. But if it were someone different who was called up ...
Welcome to the Yankees, Jayson Nix.