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NELSON CRUZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cruz hopes to play through nagging wrist pain

Nelson Cruz likely will be dealing with a sore left wrist for the remainder of the season, but the Mariners' designated hitter was back in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Astros and hopes to play through the issue.
Via Mariners.com
1 day ago

Cruz slugs 2 HRs, leaves with sore left wrist

Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz put the hurt on the Twins again Sunday with two more home runs, but had to leave the ballgame in the eighth inning after injuring his left wrist.
Via Mariners.com
2 days ago

Twins snap skid, slow Seattle's Wild Card chase

Other than a prodigious blast by Nelson Cruz, right-hander Tyler Duffey shut down the Mariners for seven innings Saturday as the Twins snapped a seven-game losing streak and dented Seattle's Wild Card pursuits with a 3-2 victory at Target Field.
Via Mariners.com
3 days ago

Nelson Cruz: A Late Bloomer Exceeds Expectations

Nelson Cruz leads both leagues in home runs, and he ranks second behind Bryce Harper in SLG. Neither is a surprise. The Seattle slugger left the yard 40 times with Baltimore last season, and moving to Safeco Field wasn’t going to squelch his production. Per ESPN Home Run Tracker, 22 of the 34 bombs he’s hit this year have traveled more than 400 feet. Nine of them have gone at...
Via Fangraphs
August 14, 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

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...
Via NESN.com
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: 3 Positive Things In 2015

The whole Seattle Mariners off season centers on one question: have the Mariners done enough to take the next step?  The Mariners were a surprise in 2014, surviving elimination from the playoffs until the last day of the season.  With the Oakland A’s making moves and perhaps not being as strong as they were last season, now is the time for Seattle to end that playoff draught...
Via isportsweb.com
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners update: Prospect review

Now that the Seattle Mariners have Nelson Cruz added to their lineup–not to mention all signs pointing to a silent rest of the off-season–it’s time to temporarily shift focus on the prospect pool for 2015. From Baseball America, the Mariners top 10 looks as follows: Alex Jackson, OF D.J. Peterson, 3B Ketel Marte, SS Patrick Kivlehan, 3B/1B Austin Wilson, OF Edwin Diaz, RHP...
Via isportsweb.com
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners start ad campaign after Nelson Cruz signing

  The Seattle Mariners are hoping Safeco Field turns into a launching pad for home run balls after signing Nelson Cruz to a four-year, $57 million contract on Thursday. And in case it does, the team wants to warn everyone in Seattle that their windshields might receive some harm from moonshots hit by Cruz. The team launched an awesome marketing campaign where they placed decals...
Via NESN.com
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz: Meet Safeco Field

On Monday, one of the more anticipated transactions of the past two off-seasons finally came to pass: Nelson Cruz finally signed with the Mariners. Seattle’s interest in him dates back to at least last winter, but for various reasons, he ended up settling for a one year, $8 million deal with the Orioles for 2014 […]
Via Fangraphs
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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