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Mets activate Nixon, but debut shelved by rain

Updated: June 14, 2008, 10:47 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Trot Nixon, acquired by the New York Mets in a trade the previous night with Arizona, arrived about 25 minutes before the scheduled first pitch Saturday night and was activated for the game against the Texas Rangers.

The 34-year-old outfielder was delayed arriving from Triple-A Tucson, where he had been toiling with the Diamondbacks' minor league club since failing to make the big league roster out of spring training.

Turns out it didn't matter. The game was delayed ...

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