Executive vice president Dan Duquette had been seeking another infielder to bring to Sarasota and added one this afternoon, signing Jayson Nix to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

The Orioles now have 57 players coming to camp, including 16 non-roster invitees.

Nix, 32, was selected in the first round by the Rockies in 2001, and has played seven major league seasons with eight different clubs and at seven different positions. He is primarily an infielder, having played 198 games at third, 133 games at second and 89 games at shortstop. He has also appeared in the outfield 24 times, at designated hitter 20 times and once at first base.