Baseball America also reports that the Rockies have released second baseman Jayson Nix. I wouldn't mind taking a shot at him, given that the Pirates' infield situation is rather fluid and they'll probably want a backup infielder anyway. Nix flopped in a 22 game big league trial this year, but he was only 25, and he posted a .964 OPS at Class AAA Colorado Springs. Minor League Splits reports that his major-league equivalent OPS was .790. Of course there's a chance he doesn't hit at all, but I'd rather grab someone like Nix on a minor league contract and stick him on the big-league bench than sign someone like Chris Gomez, who really has no upside whatsoever.