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Pirates sign Jayson Nix, designate Dean Anna

Tom Szczerbowski

The Pirates have signed infielder Jayson Nix, optioned Brent Morel to Indianapolis and designated Dean Anna for assignment. Nix will be in uniform for this afternoon's game.

I think Anna is actually the highest-upside player of the three, but they're all replacement-level-ish infielders, so none of this matters too much. Nix, who's 31, has spent most of this season playing with the Rays' Triple-A team, hitting .274/.341/.411. He's a plus defensive player who can play six defensive positions, including shortstop, so that's something. He's unlikely to hit much, however.