Source: Nixon, Diamondbacks agree on minor-league deal

Updated: February 21, 2008, 10:54 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached an agreement on a minor league contract with veteran outfielder Trot Nixon, according to a baseball source.

Nixon, 33, gives the Diamondbacks some insurance from the left side of the plate as corner infielder Chad Tracy continues to rehabilitate from knee surgery. The team is expected to announce the deal Thursday at its spring training site in Tucson. After completing a physical exam, Nixon will join the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

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