Brewers Release Trot Nixon
PHOENIX (AP) -- Veteran outfielder Trot Nixon was released by the Milwaukee Brewers, leaving three players competing for two outfield spots on the opening-day roster.
Nixon, who will be 35 on April 11, was a non-roster invitee with four hits in 38 spring at-bats.
Brewers manager Ken Macha on Wednesday said the decision was tough because Nixon's career meant so much to him. Macha managed Nixon for four years in Boston's minor league system.
Macha asked general manager Doug Melvin to release Nixon now so he might catch on with another major league team. Nixon has 137 homers and 555 RBIs with a .274 average over 12 seasons, 10 with Boston.
Tony Gwynn Jr., Chris Duffy and Brad Nelson are the finalists for the two backup slots.
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