Monday, March 22, 2010
#779) TROT NIXON
Trot Nixon was traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks to the New York Mets on June 13, 2008. Starting outfielders, Moises Alou and Ryan Church were both placed on the disabled list and the club found themselves in need of a replacement during their absence. The veteran Nixon had been playing in the minor leagues for Arizona at the time of the deal. "I'll tell you what," former Red Sox teammate Pedro Martinez commented, "He can play for my team any day."
Trot described the Mets during his time in New York, "...plenty of guys in here grind it out. This is a great group." Nixon appeared in 11 games, and managed six hits. One of which was a home run that accounted for his lone RBI for the Mets.
On June 29th he was placed on the disabled list due to hernia surgery. The Mets granted Trot his release at the close of the season, and he signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Brewers on December 18, 2008.
Trot Nixon signed his card in the set for my friend Jay at the Purpose Driven Baseball Camp (where he was a guest instructor) in Clayton, North Carolina on February 27, 2010.