Nelson Cruz will receive $13 million this season with the Twins, as @Feinsand said. While a reunion with Minnesota was long expected, the likely lack of a designated hitter in the National League this season hastened the agreement and brought Cruz back to where he is beloved.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 3, 2021
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.