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NELSON CRUZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cruz hits 33rd HR, Orioles sweep White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Nelson Cruz took the major league lead with his 33rd home run and the surging Baltimore Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 4-3 win Wednesday night. Adam Jones and Steve Pearce also homered for the Orioles, who have won four straight and extended their AL East lead to nine games over second-place Toronto. Baltimore posted its first sweep...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  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

John Lackey conveniently brings up Nelson Cruz's PED use

On Saturday, John Lackey and Nelson Cruz opposed each other in the second game of a doubleheader between the Red Sox and Orioles.Cruz had himself a fine game after slugging a home run, tying him with Jose Abreu for the MLB lead at 27, and smashing a couple of doubles.After the game, Lackey was not happy about being hit around by a player who was once suspended for his ties to performance...
Via Bush League Chronicle
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: O’s Cruz crush home run and lightbulb

Everyone who’s a fan of Major League Baseball knows just how good of a season Nelson Cruz has been having for the Baltimore Orioles. The former Texas Ranger has been tearing the cover off the ball during the first half of the season, belting 22 home runs and 58 RBIs while sporting a healthy .299 batting average. But what Nelson did yesterday against the Tampa Bay Rays showed everyone...
Via DC Sports-Kings
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles’ imbalance of hot and cold has no middle ground

Taking a division lead becomes much easier when your team goes on a long winning streak; just ask the Kansas City Royals. Most teams at or toward the top of their divisions have gone on tears where they have won a long string of games in a row, or only dropped a few out of two weeks of games. For the Baltimore Orioles, this has not happened. The reason for this may fall on the Orioles...
Via isportsweb.com
June 18, 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

Baltimore Orioles: Why Nelson Cruz has been their best player this far

Nelson Cruz   There’s no secret who the best player thus far has been for the Baltimore Orioles. With much of the team underachieving, Nelson Cruz has exceeded expectations and has been the majority of the offense for The Birds through the first 39 games. With players like Chris Davis, Manny Machado, and J.J. Hardy (three of the teams top players) combining for just 3 homeruns...
Via isportsweb.com
May 16, 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

Rangers OF Nelson Cruz To Be Suspended As Part Of Biogenesis Scandal

Later today, MLB will be announcing its suspensions for those players involved in using PED’s from the Biogenesis lab in Miami and Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz, as expected, will be on that list according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. How Texas, currently 0.5 games back of the wild card, responds to replacing Cruz’s production of .269/.330/.511 with 27 home runs and 76 RBI’s...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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