Jayson Nix has gotten an early start on cleaning out his locker - stuffing clothes, shoes and gloves into an oversized travel bag.
This time, the gear of the Colorado Rockies rookie second baseman isn't bound for Triple-A Colorado Springs when spring training wraps up.
Nix has earned the big-league job, thanks to his stellar defense and a sprinkling of offense.
He was anointed as the starter after yesterday's game with Milwaukee.
The Rockies were holding open auditions this spring for the second base job following the departure of Kaz Matsui.
Nix beat out the likes of Jeff Baker, Clint Barmes, Marcus Giles and Ian Stewart for the first crack at starting.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.