A former number one draft choice of the Boston Red Sox, Trot Nixon spent ten seasons in Beantown helping the Red Sox end their 87 year championship draught in 2004. In 2008, he was playing in the Arizona Diamondbacks minor league system when the Mets came knocking on the door looking for an outfielder to fill in for the injured Moises Alou and acquired Nixon on June 13,2008. Two days later he got off to a strong start in his Met debut going 2 for 3 against the Texas Rangers, but the Mets would lose 8-7. But Nixon would struggle with the Mets hitting just .171 in 11 games before being placed on the disabled list with a hernia. He would spend the remainder of the season on the disabled list. Following the season he signed as a free agent with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Trot Nixon did hit one home run while with the Mets on June 20 in the Mets 7-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies in Denver.
While with the Mets Nixon wore number 6.
Trot Nixon also played for the following teams:
Boston Red Sox – 1996, 1998-2008
Cleveland Indians – 2007