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Royals add Jayson Nix to World Series roster, drop Christian Colon

Nix was nixed in the post-season thus far, but Colon may not be completely healthy.

Ed Zurga

The Royals revealed their 25-man active roster for the World Series, and the only change will be infielder Jayson Nix replacing infielder Christian Colon on the roster. Nix was on the roster for the Wild Card game, appearing in the game as a replacement at third base, but in the ALDS and ALCS the Royals opted to leave him off the roster in favor of the younger and more offensively potent Colon. Colon missed much of September with a fractured middle finger, but returned for the Wild Card game where he had the game-tying hit and scored the game-winning run.

The right-handed hitting Nix hit .120/.169/.157 in 93 plate appearances in the big leagues with the Phillies, Pirates, and Royals this year, and struck out in his only post-season at-bat against Oakland. He is an upgrade defensively over Colon, but is just a .212/.282/.345 in his MLB career. He does have post-season experience, going 2-for-8 for the Yankees in 2012.