Nixon's contract contained an option, making him a free agent on June 2nd, a deadline that Nixon and the Diamondbacks had agreed to extend, earlier this month.
Nixon, 34, was with Arizona's AAA team, hitting .309 with 10 HR's, and 31 RBI's in 58 games. He is expected to arrive in time for Saturday night’s game.
He has a reputation as a hard-nosed, gritty player. That’s something the Mets need.
Pedro Martinez, a teammate of Nixon's, in Boston, said about Nixon, "Quiet," "Gamer. Doesn't say much. Very aggressive, as you can see, on the field. He's a very all-out player. I tell you what: He plays on my team any day."
Our friends over at Mets Walk-Offs And Other Minutiae have a great profile of Trot Nixon, including two interesting trivia questions, in a column entitled "Can Trot Get Hot ?".
I have always liked Nixon. This might be a nice addition for the Mets.