Nelson Cruz returning to Twins on one-year, $13M deal
Aug 29, 2020; Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz hits a solo home run during the sixth inning against the Tigers on Jackie Robinson Day at Comerica Park.  Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Nelson Cruz returning to Twins on one-year, $13 million deal

At 40 years old, Nelson Cruz isn't ready to call it quits just yet.

According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, Cruz agreed to a one-year, $13 million deal with the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.

Cruz has spent the last two seasons in Minnesota after stints with the Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers. 

During the pandemic-shortened campaign, the Dominican native slashed .303/.397/.595 with 16 home runs and 33 RBI. In two seasons with Minnesota, Cruz has a .308/.394/.626 slash line with 57 homers and 141 RBI. He finished ninth in MVP voting in 2019 and sixth in voting last season. 

Cruz is a six-time All-Star, four-time Silver Slugger and was named ALCS MVP in 2011. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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