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No Juan Cruz

Juan Cruz has decided he would rather remain unemployed than attempt to win a spot in the Phillies 2013 bullpen. Back in mid-January, Cruz was "signed" to a minor league contract. However, he never officially put his John Hancock (oh, so dirty!) on the dotted line. Apparently he didn't like that Amaro went out and signed Chad Durbin to a guaranteed contract, essentially...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies, Cruz Part Ways

Juan Cruz, 34, was the odds on favorite among the non-roster invitee relievers to make the club out of Spring Training. Today, Todd Zolecki reported that Cruz and the Phillies have decided to part ways. Zolecki indicates that the signing of Chad Durbin made Cruz believe his window to make the club was increasingly narrow. Cruz was the only pitcher to not report to camp on time yesterday...
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February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies part ways with Juan Cruz

Spring Training games have not even started and already the Philadelphia Phillies have parted ways with Juan Cruz. Cruz and the Phillies agreed to a minor league deal this winter which would have invited him to Spring Training but CLICK THOUGH TO READ MORE!
February 13, 2013  |  Discuss

RHP Cruz signs minor-league contract with Phillies

Right-hander Juan Cruz has signed a minor-league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies that includes an invitation to spring training, reported. Cruz, 33, spent the 2012 season with Pittsburgh before the Pirates cut him in August. He worked 35 2/3 innings in 43 games as a reliever and posted a 1-2 record with a 2.78 ERA. His 12-year career in the major leagues began...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Welcome Aboard Juan Cruz

Once again, Ruben Amaro has made "juan" of the best minor league contract signings of the offseason in the form of relief pitcher Juan Cruz (Juan Pierre in 2012).If Cruz appears in a Phillies uniform during the 2013 season, he will officially become a Phucco (Phillie + Bucco).  Last year he was with the Pirates and pitched in 43 games with a 2.78 ERA, although he did have...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Depth signing: Phillies invite Juan Cruz to camp

The Phillies added some depth to their spring roster by signing veteran right-handed reliever Juan Cruz to a minor-league contract, per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Championship. Cruz, 34, had a 2.78 ERA last year but was wild and when he refused to accept a demotion to Triple-A, the Pirates released him. He’s pitched for seven teams in 12 years. He has a 4.05 career ERA, a 1.41...
Via Phillies Nation
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Juan Cruz Cleared Waivers and Released by Pirates

Juan Cruz cleared outright waivers, and refused his assignment to Triple-A Indianapolis. The right-hander has been released by the organization. Cruz, 33, signed as a minor league free agent in February, and broke camp out of spring training with the club. The veteran posted a 2.78 ERA over 35.2 innings in relief this season with Pittsburgh. Cruz also spent some time on the disabled...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates reinstate reliever Cruz from DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated right-handed reliever Juan Cruz from the 15-day disabled list. The Pirates activated Cruz on Sunday for their game against the San Diego Padres. He had been on the DL since July 18 with inflammation in his right shoulder. Rookie right-hander Jared Hughes was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. Cruz is 1-1 with three saves and a 2.61 ERA in...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates' Cruz returning home to Dominican Republic

The Pittsburgh Pirates placed right-handed reliever Juan Cruz on the restricted list to allow him to return home to the Dominican Republic to attend to personal business. To replace Cruz, the Pirates called up left-hander Doug Slaten from Triple-A Indianapolis. The veteran Cruz was 1-1 with a 1.45 ERA in 20 outings. Slaten was 2-0 with a 0.36 ERA and eight saves in 20 games for Indianapolis.
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates sign RHP Juan Cruz to minor league deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right-handed reliever Juan Cruz to a minor league contract and will invite him to spring training. The 33-year-old Cruz went 5-0 with a 3.88 ERA in 56 relief appearances with Tampa Bay last season. He's previously pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks and the Kansas City Royals. Cruz is 37-35...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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