Trot Nixon accepts minor league assignment by Diamondbacks; Alex Romero makes roster

Updated: March 29, 2008, 8:07 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Trot Nixon accepted a minor league assignment from Arizona after he lost out to outfielder Alex Romero for a spot on the Diamondbacks' opening day roster.

The Diamondbacks signed Nixon to a minor league contract at the start of spring training.

The former longtime Boston Red Sox outfielder hit .214 with two home runs in 56 at-bats this spring. He saw some work at first base, a position he'd never played.

Romero hit .345 in 58 at-bats this spring to take the fourth outfielder spot.

Nixon, who hit .251 with three homers in 307 at-bats last season for the Cleveland Indians, will start the season with Triple-A Tucson.

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