Brewers add outfielder Nixon

Updated: December 18, 2008, 3:33 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Outfielder Trot Nixon agreed to a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers that includes an invitation to the major league training camp.

The 34-year-old Nixon has a .274 career batting average with 137 home runs and 555 RBIs in 12 seasons with Boston, Cleveland and the New York Mets.

Nixon was a member of the 2004 Red Sox team that won the World Series.

General manager Doug Melvin says Nixon is a veteran who will bring energy and experience to the Brewers and will provide another much needed left-handed bat to the lineup.

Milwaukee also agreed to a minor league contract with outfielder Chris Duffy.

Duffy spent parts of three seasons with the Pirates from 2005 to 2007, but was limited following shoulder surgery last year.

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