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NELSON CRUZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

2015 MLB Qualifying Offer Breakdown

Last winter, Nelson Cruz sat by his phone lonesomely awaiting a call from anyone. He must have been motivated by the howling silence leading up to his one-year, $8 million deal with Baltimore, because, as you know, he led the league in home runs with 40 and put himself in an excellent position to avoid the same situation this winter. But who knows? Maybe he’ll go through the whole...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Nelson Cruz wants to stay

The Baltimore Orioles fell to the Kansas City Royals last night by the score of 2-1, ending their season in a four-game sweep in the ALCS. Heading into the off season, the Orioles look to retain the biggest piece of the offense by re-signing Nelson Cruz, who lead the team in home runs and RBI this season. Reports are that Cruz wants to stay in Baltimore, but it would take an expensive...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles plan to extend qualifying offer to Cruz, decline Markakis option

The Orioles are interested in re-signing outfielder/DH Nelson Cruz and outfielder Nick Markakis, but with the Orioles still ensconced in the playoffs, it seems the team will likely have to make one-year calls on both players, and word is the team plans to extend a $15.3 million qualifying offer to Cruz, but decline Markakis' $17.5 million option. Neither decison comes as a surprise...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Earn ALDS Sweep, Advance To ALCS After 2-1 Win Over Tigers

DETROIT — Nelson Cruz sliced a two-run homer for his latest big postseason hit, and the Baltimore Orioles swept aside Detroit’s Cy Young Award winners to hold off the Tigers 2-1 Sunday and reach the AL Championship Series for the first time since 1997. Bud Norris outpitched David Price in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. The Tigers scored in the ninth and put the tying run on...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Nelson Cruz extension talks to wait until offseason

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz is having one of his best seasons, if not the very best season, of his career. Not only that, but he has been a huge part of the postseason bound Orioles' offensive production. The kind of season Cruz is having is the kind of season you'd expect from a player with a big multi-year contract. However, Cruz came to the Orioles in somewhat...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Nelson Cruz hopes to stay in Baltimore

The Baltimore Orioles signed Nelson Cruz to an 8 million dollar deal back in February hoping the slugger would return to the player he was in Texas. The first place Birds have received everything they asked for, and more. Now, Cruz has significant interest in signing an extension with the club.#454433018 / gettyimages.comCruz said his agent and the Orioles have had talks since post...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 31, 2014  |  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...
Via Holdout Sports
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz tells MLB Network to shove it after PED comments

David Ortiz was not happy that his name came up in connection with the John Lackey-Nelson Cruz PED comments, and he let the media know about it. Lackey was roped by Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday and voice his displeasure over being hit hard by a guy who was suspended last year […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 07, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers Rumors: Nelson Cruz Edition

Here we are, almost finished with January, and Nelson Cruz still remains a free agent. With the huge Mashahiro Tanaka signing by the New York Yankees passing, it is time for other notable stars to get some press attention. Let me put this out flat: I like Nelson Cruz. I don’t think he is a necessary part of this Texas Rangers team that has made some big pick-ups in the offseason...
Via isportsweb.com
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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