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Mariners' Cruz declines Home Run Derby invitation, thanks fans for All-Star votes

Despite being among the league leaders in home runs thanks to his prolific start to his Seattle Mariners career, slugger Nelson Cruz will not take part in the Home Run Derby during All-Star Week. Cruz made the announcement on Tuesday night, and cited the same reason he gave the Baltimore Orioles for opting out of the event last season.As he told Greg Johns of, he's all about...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cruz leapfrogs Morales in DH race for All-Star Game with voting ending soon

With voting for the All-Star rosters coming to a close this Thursday, Nelson Cruz holds a precarious lead over Kansas City Royals DH Kendrys Morales as the top vote-getter for the position. The league released the latest voting update on Monday, and it'll be the final update before the official rosters are announced this coming Sunday ahead of the All-Star Game at Cincinnati's Great...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cruz 'OK', but prognosis unclear after leaving game early with injury

Nelson Cruz left the Seattle Mariners' 4-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Monday night early with what the team called 'hamstring tightness'. After the game, manager Lloyd McClendon referred to Cruz's injury as a 'right pelvic bone injury', but declined to provide any more specifics. Obviously, the M's would not be thrilled if Cruz has to spend some time on the disabled list...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz producing on the road, quiet at Safeco Field

In his first season with the Seattle Mariners, Nelson Cruz is putting together what looks to be another monstrous season. There is an interesting trend in his numbers though. He is doing almost all of his damage away from Safeco Field. Through 29 games in his home ballpark, Cruz has a .277 batting average with four home runs, 16 runs batted in and a .766 on-base percentage plus slugging...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz's home run lands in Tampa Bay's "Touch Tank' (VIDEO)

In the top of the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, Nelson Cruz launched a three-run home run into Tropicana Field's 10,000-gallon "Touch Tank," the home to a group of minding-their own-business, cownose rays. While the Seattle Mariners slugger's 18th homer might have interrupted the rays' peaceful moment away from all of the groping fans, it also gave the his team a...
Via The Other Paper
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz is Doing It Differently

Remember when nobody wanted Nelson Cruz? He’d been with the Rangers but his contract had ended and steroids and everyone was like, “Nooooo thanks.” Well, not exactly everybody. After a long time the Mariners called and reportedly had a short deal done with Cruz before the front office nixed it. I picture former team president […]
Via Fangraphs
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Reasons to believe

Through 29 games, the Seattle Mariners stand at 12-17, 6.5 games back of Houston and 4.5 games back of the Wild Card race. The pitching has been inconsistent, especially in the bullpen where leads have been surrendered and deficits have been enlarged. Outside of Nelson Cruz, the hitting has been subpar for the most part. With that being said, let’s examine three reasons why there’s...
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz Hits 483-Foot Home Run, Continues To Punish Baseballs (Video)

Pro tip: Don’t fall behind 3-1 to Nelson Cruz, because you probably won’t live to tell about it. The Seattle Mariners slugger is off to a red-hot start to the season, as he smashed his 10th home run of 2015 on Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers. This might have been the most impressive of the 10th, and certainly one of the longest of the now 207 home runs he’s hit in...
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz goes on selfie rampage at All-Star Game

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz took a bunch of selfies with his American League All-Star teammates during batting practice before Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis.Cruz made sure to get pictures of himself with Derek Jeter, Mike Trout, Robinson Cano, and Yu Darvish along with so many others. Selfie with the Captain. Selfie con el Capitan. #DerekJeter pic...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Three prospects that can make an impact this year

The Baltimore Orioles find themselves two games above .500 as we head towards the end of May, 2.5 games behind the AL East leading Toronto Blue Jays, who are winners of 6 games in a row. While the Orioles already have the talent to push for a division title in 2014, a roster move like calling up one of these three players (for longer than just a week or two) could jumpstart the team...
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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