Jayson Nix 2B/SS.. KC 1 Day

The Royals claimed Nix off waivers from the Pirates on Thursday.

Nix was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh on Monday, but he's back on a 40-man roster and should assume a bench role with Kansas City no later than next week. Now 32, Nix has hit just .133/.188/.173 at the major league level this season but can play all around the diamond.

Jayson Nix 2B/SS.. KC 4 Days

Nix was designated for assignment on Monday.

With Clint Barmes (groin) returning from the DL on Monday, Nix was DFA'd to clear room on the roster. The veteran has appeared in 16 games for the Pirates after signing earlier this month and is hitting just .111 with four strikeouts in 36 at-bats.

Jayson Nix 2B/SS.. KC 15 Days

Nix is out of the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

Nix has started five of six games since joining the club, but will give way to Michael Martinez at the keystone Thursday. He's 4-for-28 at the dish with one RBI since his arrival, and remains in search of his first extra-base hit with his new team.

Jayson Nix 2B/SS.. KC 4 Months

Rays signed INF Jayson Nix to a minor league contract.

Nix elected free agency after being outrighted off the Phillies' 40-man roster earlier this week. He'll provide depth at Triple-A Durham.

Jayson Nix 2B/SS.. KC 4 Months

Jayson Nix has elected free agency.

Nix had been outrighted off the 40-man roster on Monday. The 31-year-old utility man will now seek employment elsewhere.

Jayson Nix 2B/SS.. KC 4 Months

Phillies sent INF Jayson Nix outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Nix is now off the Phillies' 40-man roster. The 31-year-old was batting just .154/.214/.231 with 18 strikeouts in 43 plate appearances this season for Philadelphia. He can refuse the outright assignment and become a free agent.

Jayson Nix 2B/SS.. KC 5 Months

Rays traded SS Jayson Nix to the Phillies for cash considerations.

It had been reported that the Phillies had interest in the infielder, enough so that they didn't want to vie for his services with other clubs. Nix will fill a backup infielder role for the Phillies.

Jayson Nix 2B/SS.. KC 5 Months

CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury said Jayson Nix is "very much" on the Phillies' radar if he doesn't break camp with the Rays.

Nix has an out clause if he's not put on the 25-man roster to begin the season, so he'd likely use it if he believes he could get a major league job with the Phillies. Nix batted .236/.308/.311 with the Yankees in 2013 but has been a useful bench player in the past.

Jayson Nix 2B/SS.. KC 8 Months

Rays signed INF Jayson Nix to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Nix was non-tendered by the Yankees in December after batting just .236/.308/.311 across 303 plate appearances in 2013. He does have some speed and defensive versatility, but the 31-year-old will have to battle for a roster spot this spring in Rays camp.

Jayson Nix 2B/SS.. KC 9 Months

Yankees non-tendered INF Jayson Nix.

With Brendan Ryan and Eduardo Nunez around to back up Derek Jeter, there was no longer room on the roster for Nix. With defensive versatility and a little bit of speed and pop, Nix shouldn't have trouble landing a utility job elsewhere.