Laynce Michael Nix... Married Brooke Sorenson (11/4/11)...
2000 graduate of Midland High School (TX), where he
played baseball and football (quarterback)... Selected as a
second team High School All-American by Baseball America
in his senior year (.462, 11 HR, 54 RBI)... His younger brother,
Jayson, played for NYY last year... Signed by: Jay Eddings.2012Made his 4th consecutive Opening Day roster
... Batted .342 (13-38), 6 2B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, .419 OBP, .658
SLG % through his first 17 games of the season
... Hit his 100th career double, 4/25 at ARI
... Was on the 15-day DL, 5/10-7/21 (left calf strain)
... Played in 8 rehab games with Clearwater (A) and Lehigh
... Made 26 starts: 10 at 1st base, 7 in RF, 6 in LF and 3 in CF
... Hit .333 (9-27) with RISP and .467 (7-15) with RISP &
2 outs.2011Was a non-roster invitee to major league camp with
WSH and made the Opening Day roster...Set career highs in HR (16) and games (124) and tied his
career high in walks (23)...Made 59 starts in LF, 12 in RF and 6 at 1st base; also
made 4 appearances in CF...Had 7 OF assists: 6 from LF and 1 from RF...Hit .263 (78-297) with 13 2B, 16 HR and 43 RBI vs RHP, as
opposed to .111 (3-27), 2 2B, 0 HR, 1 RBI vs LHP...Slugged a 3-run HR in the 11th inning (Blaine Boyer),
4/10 at NYM, to give WSH the lead and eventual win...Homered in back-to-back games, 5/30-6/1 vs PHI...Batted .308 (36-117) from the 7th inning on.2010Hit a career-best .291 in 97 games to help the Reds gain first post-season berth since 1996...following the All-Star
break, the Reds went 8-2 when a member of Dusty Baker's starting lineup...on May 3 vs. NYM, hit pinch-hit gameending
solo shot to lift Reds to 3-2 victory...started Game 3 of the NLDS vs. PHI...endured pair of DL stints (sprained
left ankle in Aug./Sept., sore back in May).2009Led the team with 60 starts in LF...led
Reds pinch hitters in AB (34), hits (8) and RBI (5)...
established career highs in apps (116), doubles (26)
and HR (15) and tied his career high in RBI (46)...
from 8/31-9/14 missed 14g while on the disabled list
with a bulging cervical disc...made 10 apps and 6
starts after he came off the disabled list (3-26, 2hr,
9rbi)...also made starts in CF (3gs) and RF (7gs)...in
the batting order hit second (2gs), fourth (13gs), fifth
(26gs), sixth (16gs) and seventh (13gs)...in his last 36ab of the season produced 5hr and 13rbi...4 of his last
5 hits of the season were homers...on 4/28 vs Hou produced his first career pinch-hit HR (off Geoff Geary)...
had 2-homer games on 6/3 at StL and 8/25 at Mil...on 7/31 vs Col made his first start in CF since 9/2/06 for
Mil vs Fla...on 9/26 at Hou snapped a season-high 0-for-20 skid with a 2-run HR off Felipe Paulino...on 9/30
vs StL hit his first career grand slam (off John Smoltz)...on 11/20 refused an outright assignment and elected
free agency...on 12/11 was re-signed to a minor league contract and was invited to 2010 Major League spring
training camp.2008Spent most of the season at Class AAA Nashville, where he led the club in HR (23)...was promoted on
8/13 and appeared in 10g for the Brewers before he was designated for assignment on 9/10...was outrighted
off the 40-man roster 2 days later and elected free agency following the season...on 12/16 was signed by the
Reds to a minor league contract with an invitation to 2009 Major League spring training camp.2007Spent most of the season at Class AAA Nashville...also played in 10g for the Brewers and in 4 rehab
apps at Class AA Huntsville...began the season on Mil's disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle...
on 5/14, after rehab assignments at Huntsville and Nashville, was reinstated from the DL and optioned to
Nashville...joined the Brewers as a September callup.2006Began the season on the Opening Day roster with Texas...Batted .094 (3-for-32) with 4 RBI in 9 games with the
Rangers...Was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma on 4/21 and batted
.269 with 10 HR and 55 RBI in 77 games...On 7/28 was traded to the Brewers, along with RHP
Francisco Cordero, OF Kevin Mench and LHP Julian
Cordero, for OF Carlos Lee and OF Nelson Cruz...Was assigned to Triple-A Nashville, where he batted
.412 with 7 HR and 13 RBI in 18 games...Was recalled by the Brewers on 8/19...Batted .229 with 1 HR and 6 RBI in 10 games with the
Brewers.....made 9 starts, all in center field...Made his Brewers debut on 8/20 vs. Houston, starting in
center field and going 1-for-4...Belted his only home run as a Brewer on 9/1 vs. Florida
with a solo shot off Joe Borowski...On 9/14 underwent season-ending surgery on his left
great toe (Dr. Richard Marks)...Placed on the 15-day disabled list on 9/19, retroactive to
9/9, with turf toe of the left great toe...Was reinstated from the disabled list on 10/2.2005Began the season at Triple-A Oklahoma, where he batted
.333 with 3 HR and 6 RBI in 10 games...Was recalled by the Rangers on 4/20...Batted .240 with 6 HR and 32 RBI in 63 games with the
Rangers.....made 60 starts, all in center field...Batted just .193 at home (23-for-119) and .291 on the
road (32-for-110)...Batted .304 (17-for-56) with runners in scoring position...Tied his career high with 4 hits on 4/23 at New York-AL...Produced a career-high 6 RBI on 5/20 vs. Houston...Placed on the 15-day disabled list on 7/17, retroactive to
7/15, with a left shoulder strain...While on the disabled list underwent surgery to repair the
torn labrum in his right shoulder.....missed the remainder
of the season.2004Batted .248 with 14 HR and 46 RBI in 115 games with
Texas.....made 100 starts (99g in CF, 1g in RF)...Belted a pair of homers with a season-high 5 RBI on 4/25
vs. Seattle...Also hit a pair of homers, along with 4 RBI, on 5/21 vs.
New York-AL...Recorded his first career 4-hit game on 7/16 vs. Toronto...Ranked third among American League outfielders with a
.996 fielding percentage...Was on the 15-day disabled list from 6/14-7/9 with a right
shoulder injury.....suffered the injury while running into the
wall on 6/13 vs. St. Louis...Made 7 appearances between 7/2-7/8 during a rehab
assignment at Double-A Frisco.2003Entered the season as the fourth-best prospect in the
Rangers organization according to Baseball America...Began the season at Double-A Frisco, where he batted
.284 with 15 HR and 63 RBI in 87 games...Led the team in homers and slugging percentage (.487)...Was a Texas League All-Star...Produced 4 hits and a season-high 5 RBI on 5/12 vs.
Wichita.....also had 4 hits on 5/22 at Arkansas...Was recalled by the Rangers on 7/9...Batted .255 with 8 HR and 30 RBI in 53 games with the
Rangers.....had 47 starts (25g in RF, 18g in CF, 4g in LF)...Made his Major League debut on 7/10 vs. Minnesota,
starting in center field and going 1-for-4 with a run.....his
first career hit was a single off Rick Reed...Belted his first Major League home run on 7/24 vs.
Anaheim with a solo shot off Ben Weber...From 8/7-8/21 recorded a career-high 11-game hitting
streak (15-40, .375, 1hr, 7rbi)...Recorded his first career 2-homer game on 9/16 vs.
Seattle.....was his second 4-RBI performance of the year
(also 7/30 vs. Boston).2002The Florida State League's Most Valuable Player at Charlotte (A) and the Tom Grieve Rangers Minor League Player of the Year...led the league in games (137) and RBI (110), was second in homers (21) and hits (146), ranked third in runs (86) and tied for fourth in extra base hits (57)...also led the Rangers in at-bats (512) and doubles (27-tied) and was second in walks (75)...topped all Texas minor leaguers in hits and RBI, the latter total ranking as third most in the minor leagues, and tied for second in homers...selected to Baseball America's second team Minor League All-Star squad and to the first team high A league club...also named to FSL postseason all-star team...played in the Florida State League All-Star game...started 80 games in center, 32 in left, 11 in right, and 13 as the dh...had 4 hits, May 17 (1) vs. Tampa and August 9 at Sarasota...homered twice, June 16 at Lakeland and July 22 (2) vs. Vero Beach...drove in 6 runs, August 8 at Dunedin...hit .340 (53-156) against left-handers and .335 (52-155) with runners in scoring position...fielded .988 (3 E/255 TC)...had a .280 (7-25) average with 2 homers and 4 RBI in Charlotte's 7 playoff games...played for Peoria in Arizona Fall League, batting .300 with one homer and 5 RBI in 10 games...missed part of the season with a fractured right thumb....Was also bothered by a groin injury.2001Led Savannah (A) in doubles (26) and RBI (59)...started 67 games in right and 36 in center...hit safely in 12 consecutive games, May 6-18 at .409 (20-49)...went 4-5, May 14 at Augusta and 5-5, June 9 at Ashville...promoted to Charlotte in late August, hitting safely in 6 consecutive games...2000: Started 48 games in center for Gulf Coast Rangers (Rookie) in first pro season...batted .371 (13-35) over 9-game span, August 16-25...participated in Florida Instructional League.2000Posted 23 walks in 51 games with GCL Rangers in professional debut.