Laynce Michael Nix is a professional baseball played who plays as a centre fielder in his home country, the USA. Nix went to the Midland High School and played football and baseball for his school, becoming the starting quarterback for the team even. However, Nix was named to the All-Permian Basin Baseball Team before graduating, in 2000.
Nix was part of the 2000 MLB Draft and was picked in the fourth round by the Texas Rangers. Playing through the minors, he got his chance for a debut in 2003 against the Minnesota Twins. He also got his first hit in the same game. In 2005, Nix had 28 home runs to his name with 108 RBI but his season was interrupted by an injury to his left shoulder. In 2006, he returned but had a slow start and after Gary Matthews, Jr. returned from injury, Nix was optioned out to the Oklahoma RedHawks.
He was subsequently traded out to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2006 but spent most of 2007 in either injury or with the Nashville Sounds, the AAA-league affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. He had a September call up to the Brewers but after 10 hitless games, he was cleared off waivers and reassigned to Nashville for the remaining part of the season, as well as the entire 2008 season.
In December 2008, Nix went to the Cincinnati Reds with a new minor league contract.