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Born: April 11, 1974; Durham, NC Height: 6'2" Weight: 210
Trot opened the season on the disabled list with a slight disk herniation in his back and a strained left quadriceps suffered during rehab. He finally was able to join the lineup on June 16 in Colorado, and he homered in his second at-bat of his first game back.
After hitting .273 with 3 home runs and 13 RBI in 29 games, he went back on the D.L. when the quad was bothering him again.
Nixon returned for 19 games in September, starting in 12. He hit .400 over that span, with 8 multi-hit games, plus 5 doubles, 3 homers, and 10 RBI.
Trot hit a pinch-hit home run against the Devil Rays on September 14. Overall, he went 3-for-11 with 5 RBI as a pinch-hitter in 2004.
Nixon played in two games in the Division Series, going 1-for-5 with an RBI in Game 2, and 1-for-3 with an RBI in Game 3.
He homered off Kevin Brown in Game 3 of the ALCS, sparking a four-run inning that actually gave the Sox a brief 4-3 lead in the game they would go on to lose 19-8. Trot had a double in the ninth inning, too, not giving up despite the lopsided score.
Trot had an RBI single in Game 3 of the World Series, giving the Sox a 2-0 lead. In Game 4, he had three doubles. His third-inning double was hit on a 3-0 count with the bases loaded, and almost left the park. It hit off the outfield fence and scored two runs, giving the Sox some breathing room with a 3-0 lead in the game.
Trot films a spot on FSN's New England Sports Tonight on Ft. Myers Beach during spring training.
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