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9 Tony Cruz C

San Diego Padres

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
40.000100
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015STL6914262921163200.235.310.204
2016KC4400010300.000.000.000

Player Updates

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Padres' Tony Cruz: Signs minor league contract with Padres
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Cruz signed a minor league deal with the Padres on Tuesday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The 30-year-old spent most of his time in Triple-A in 2016, slashing .264/.347/.387 across 363 plate appearances. He was called up for four games, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts over that span. Cruz owns a .218/.260/.308 line across parts of six major league seasons and will likely serve as organizational depth for the Padres in 2017.

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Tony Cruz: Released by Royals
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Cruz was released by the Royals on Wednesday.

He was designated for assignment earlier this month and the two sides agreed to part ways. It is hard to fault Cruz for wanting to explore other options, as Salvador Perez is not going anywhere, and the team has made it clear that they like Drew Butera as the backup catcher. Cruz has a career .224/.283/.323 slash line in 638 big league plate appearances and has graded out as a league average defender behind the dish.

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Royals' Tony Cruz: Called up Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals recalled Cruz from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

Cruz has appeared in just three big league games up to this point after playing in 69 games for the Cardinals last year, but he will serve as the Royals' third catcher during September. Cruz posted a .264/.347/.387 slash line over 92 games with Omaha this season.

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Royals' Tony Cruz: Optioned Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Cruz was optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Cruz was serving as the club's third catcher and received the call-up with Salvador Perez nursing a minor injury, but the 29-year-old went hitless in three at bats and will now head back to the minors. He's hit a decent .278/.352/.417 at the Triple-A level, so Cruz could see more time in the majors if Kansas City finds itself pressed for catching depth.

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Royals' Tony Cruz: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Cruz was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Sunday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

Cruz will help fortify the Royals' depth behind the plate after Salvador Perez was diagnosed with a quad contusion following Saturday's game. While Perez will avoid a DL stint for the time being, he's still expected to miss 7-to-10 days, so Cruz may be able to pick up a start or two over the next week. Cruz will act as the top backup to Drew Butera until Perez is ready to return.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cleveland200 .000 .000 .000
vs Tomlin (Career)000000
vs RHP400 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
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6/5@CLE2000000
6/7@BAL1000000
9/15OAK1000100
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011STL38658170661301 .333 .338 .262
2012STL51126113211131901 .267 .365 .254
2013STL51123132511342500 .240 .293 .203
2014STL501351127117132803 .270 .259 .200
2015STL6914262921163200 .235 .310 .204
2016KC4400010300 .000 .000 .000
Total 263595491305593212005 .260 .308 .218
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2011STL1B21880041.000
2011STL2B1000000 ---
2011STL3B31202001.000
2011STLOF21110001.000
2011STLC20896906011.000
2012STL1B20211021.000
2012STLC47282802552323 .993
2013STL3B30101001.000
2013STLC44282492341411 .996
2014STL1B20440001.000
2014STL3B10101011.000
2014STLC47352912751511 .997
2015STL3B30202011.000
2015STLC513026725116011.000
2016KCC40990001.000
Total  2251321213112881415 .997
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2011STL502200111
2012STL914620004
2013STL613600217
2014STL503502016
2015STL714412006
2016KC00010000
Total 323183443324
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012STL2100000100 .000 .000 .000
2014STL4521112200 .429 .800 .200
2015STL2501010300 .200 .400 .200
Total 81122122600 .308 .545 .182
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2007 A-Quad Cities491952655101534172531 .338 .421 .282
2007 R-Cardinals73281250041710 .382 .531 .375
2007 A-Batavia416261004--500 .412 .438 .375
2007 R-Johnson Cty6252720222210 .333 .600 .280
2008 A-Palm Beach893514198223858195030 .316 .427 .279
2009AA-Springfield11040444892521048348510 .281 .366 .220
2010AA-Springfield Cardinal401492643100620173000 .363 .477 .289
2010AAA-Memphis Redbirds4142300111100 .267 .429 .214
2010AFA-Palm Beach Cardinals461812151161125193302 .348 .398 .282
2011AAA-Memphis Redbirds45149133951425113101 .315 .389 .262
2014AA-Springfield Cardinal25010000--200 .200 .200 .200
Total 40215211854049683722112127194 .317 .412 .266
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/215
Birthdate:
8/18/1986
Age:
30
Hometown:
Loxahatchee, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
San Diego Padres
College:

MLB Experience:
6