Top 10 Texas Rangers players who only played one season in Arlington
By Chris Giles
#4- Otis Nixon (1995)
In December 1994, Otis Nixon and 3B Luis Ortiz were traded from Boston to Texas for Jose Canseco. Nixon was paid $3.15M to play OF for the Rangers for one season. In November 1995, Nixon was granted free agency and signed with the Toronto Blue Jays.
For his career, Nixon played 17 seasons in MLB. After playing his final season for the Atlanta Braves, Nixon retired from baseball, at the age of 40.
Nixon played 1,709 games, for eight different teams in his MLB career. He was known as possibly the fastest player during his era in MLB. In 1982, while playing AA/AAA in the New York Yankees organization, Nixon stole 107 bases.
In 1995, while he was a member of Texas, Nixon lead the AL with 151 singles.
In his 17 MLB seasons, Nixon was in the Top 10 in SB on 11 occasions. His career high SB occurred in 1991 when he swiped 72 bases. In total, Nixon swiped 620 bases and currently sits 16th in MLB history.