The Milwaukee Brewers release outfielder Trot Nixon on Wednesday. According to Mlb.com reports “Macha intimated that he and Nixon may have not parted on the best of terms.” According to sources close to Nixon and the Brewers Spring training camp, alleged ties to Syrian interests scuttled the one time Red Sox’s chances in Milwaukee despite Macha’s saying “Trot is a friend and … I wish him well.”
The source went on to speculate that Nixon’s actions could come into conflict with the midwestern values and sensibilities that characterize the Brewers’ organization.
Nixon through a spokesman declined comment and nobody from the Brewers’ organization would comment on the record about Nixon’s alleged ties to the mid-east. Although it is widely known that Nixon is not contemplating retirement and continues his search for a team willing to take a chance on him, he will certainly have some explaining to do where ever he lands.