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23 Nelson Cruz LF

Seattle Mariners

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
100%98%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
61340.271108874
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014BAL15961387166401085514045.333.525.271

Player Updates

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Mariners announce signing of Nelson Cruz to four-year deal
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Mariners officially announced Thursday they signed outfielder Nelson Cruz to a four-year contract through the 2018 season. While terms of the contract were not disclosed, Cruz will make $57 million, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. He received a $1 million signing bonus and will make $14 million in each of the next four seasons.

"Our number one goal this offseason was to improve our offense, ideally by adding right-handed power, and with the addition of Nelson Cruz we think we’ve accomplished that goal,” general manager Jack Zduriencik said. "He is an impact hitter that will bat in the middle of our lineup. Nelson has a track record as a middle of the order hitter on pennant contending clubs. He will be an asset on the field and in the clubhouse. Nelson’s presence in our clubhouse and as a teammate will continue to help our club advance to the next level. We see him as an ideal fit as we strive toward our goal of winning a World Championship."

Cruz is one of just seven players with 20 or more home runs in each of the past six seasons, joining Miguel Cabrera, Matt Holiday, Brian McCann, David Ortiz, Hunter Pence and Mark Reynolds.

"I am excited to join the Mariners," Cruz said. "Watching Seattle play from the other side of the field, I know how close this team is to the postseason, and I am hopeful that I can help to get us there."

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Nelson Cruz agrees to four-year, $57 million deal with Mariners
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz has a deal in place with Mariners, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. He has agreed in principle on a four-year, $57 million contract.

The deal was first reported by Dominican newspaper El Caribe. ESPN reporter Enrique Rojas added Cruz will receive a $1 million signing bonus and will travel to Seattle to undergo a physical Wednesday.

The 34-year-old outfielder, who was suspended 50 games in 2013 for his connection to the Biogenesis scandal, hit a career-best 40 home runs in 159 games last season for the Orioles. The three-time All-Star also had hit .271 with a .525 slugging percentage, .859 OPS, 32 doubles and 108 RBI in his only season with Baltimore.

In 52 career games at Safeco Field, Cruz has a .234 average, .440 slugging percentage, .749 OPS, nine home runs, 11 doubles and 19 RBI.

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Report: Kemp could be backup plan for Orioles, if they can't re-sign OFs
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Orioles have talked to the Dodgers about a trade involving outfielder Matt Kemp, sources told FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal.

The Orioles are lining up alternatives if they can't re-sign outfielders Nick Markakis and Nelson Cruz. The Kemp trade talk could be leverage for the Orioles to pressure Markakis and Cruz into re-signing, especially since the return of Markakis is no longer a forgone conclusion, according to Rosenthal.

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Giants turn attention to Cruz, Scherzer after Sandoval departure
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

With the Red Sox officially signing Pablo Sandoval, the Giants have begun talks with a variety of free agents including pitcher Max Scherzer and outfielder Nelson Cruz, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Sandoval’s departure allows the Giants to focus their assets elsewhere and the Giants have also expressed interest in Nick Markakis, Torii Hunter and Chase Headley.

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Report: Cruz, Kemp, Upton higher targets for M's than Ramirez
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

While the Mariners look to add a right-handed hitter to their lineup, it appears they are more interested in signing free agent Nelson Cruz or trading for Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp than signing free agent Hanley Ramirez, according to FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal. Braves outfielder Justin Upton also appears to be higher on the Mariners' wish list than Ramirez.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Left Fielders 2 16 84.82
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Detroit2251 .346 .455 .227
vs Dickey (Career)1021 .500.200.200
vs RHP47612332 .310 .513 .258
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
10/2DET4221300
10/3DET4120000
10/5@DET4121200
10/10KC5120100
10/11KC4020110
10/14@KC4000000
10/15@KC3000010
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
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5
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LAA
4:10 pm
7
LAA
10:10 pm
8
LAA
10:10 pm
9
10
@Oak
10:05 pm
11
@Oak
4:05 pm
12
@Oak
4:05 pm
13
@LAD
10:10 pm
14
@LAD
10:10 pm
15
@LAD
10:10 pm
16
17
Tex
10:10 pm
18
Tex
9:10 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
21

11

22

41

19

5

20

44

42

13

9

17

18

34

13

0
15

1

18

14

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005MIL8511002000 .429 .400 .200
2006TEX41130152962273210 .261 .385 .223
2007TEX963073572934218724 .287 .384 .235
2008TEX311151938726172831 .421 .609 .330
2009TEX12846275120337649118204 .332 .524 .260
2010TEX1083996012722783881174 .374 .576 .318
2011TEX1244756412529873311695 .312 .509 .263
2012TEX1595858615224904814084 .319 .460 .260
2013TEX1094134911027763510951 .327 .506 .266
2014BAL15961387166401085514045 .333 .525 .271
Total 96335044919401975973058516928 .328 .501 .268
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2005MILOF81440001.000
2006TEXOF393573694011.000
2007TEXOF9479178167651 .972
2008TEXOF31317572121 .973
2009TEXOF1221193163011142 .987
2010TEXOF101101258250351 .981
2011TEXOF115114256244661 .977
2012TEXOF151148301288942 .987
2013TEXOF102102199195130 .985
2014BALOF70701341322001.000
Total  8338001794172243299 .984
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2005MIL10200000
2006TEX305010001
2007TEX15211811215
2008TEX917000121
2009TEX21124220269
2010TEX313230611512
2011TEX28124230218
2012TEX45026940527
2013TEX180209404214
2014BAL322322505817
Total 203101754262222774
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010TEX1660131961131710 .349 .733 .317
2011TEX1762131481671401 .314 .645 .226
2012TEX1402000000 .500 .500 .500
2014BAL31246250300 .5001.000 .500
Total 3713830411632103411 .349 .710 .297
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
1998 R-Ny Mets307010190011372160 .363 .314 .271
1999 R-Ny Mets-2361152032411211627140 .366 .357 .278
1999 R-Ny Mets35907184101162161 .255 .267 .200
2000 R-Mets E69259609114415803356174 .434 .610 .351
2001 R-Athletics238811223131642963 .283 .409 .250
2002 A-Vancouver632142359140425958121 .316 .397 .276
2003 A-Kane County11947065112262208529128105 .292 .430 .238
2004AAA-Sacramento4134310121700 .286 .538 .231
2004 AA-Midland6726251821421445266983 .377 .542 .313
2004 A-Modesto6626154902711152247384 .407 .582 .345
2005AAA-Nashville6020833561301127306294 .382 .490 .269
2005 AA-Huntsville68248457619016543171103 .388 .577 .306
2006AAA-Nashville10437168112221207342100176 .378 .528 .302
2007AAA-Oklahoma441623257911545213412 .428 .698 .352
2008AAA-Oklahoma1033839313118337995687248 .429 .695 .342
2008 R-Rangers141110012100 .500 .500 .250
2009AAA-Oklahoma City3100000001510 .091 .000 .000
2010AA-Frisco RoughRiders3111410011--10 .385 .455 .364
2010AAA-Oklahoma City RedHaw5191410042500 .273 .263 .211
2011AA-Frisco RoughRiders3111210011--00 .250 .273 .182
2011AAA-Round Rock Express3113500342100 .5381.273 .455
Total 90932805839761921717265934485515044 .369 .524 .298
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/230
Birthdate:
7/1/1980
Age:
34
Hometown:
Monte Cristi, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Seattle Mariners
College:
No College
MLB Experience:
10
Awards:

2011: AL LCS MVP
2014: AL Home Run Champion
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