Nelson Cruz

#23 DH / Minnesota Twins / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 230 lb Age: 40 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

Fantasy Points by Week

    Rost
    98%
    Start
    77%
    DH Rank
    5
    Player News
    • Cruz (knee) will bat third as the designated hitter Friday against the Reds. Cruz was scratched from the lineup back on Saturday due to a sore right knee and hadn't played since. He's ready to go for the final three games of the regular season and will be looking to help the Twins retain the AL Central title.

      SEE FULL ARTICLE
    • Cruz (knee) remains on the bench Wednesday against the Tigers, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports. Cruz was scratched from the lineup Saturday with a sore right knee and now sits for the fourth straight game. He hasn't appeared off the bench over that stretch. The Twins have already clinched a playoff berth, so being cautious with Cruz's 40-year-old knees makes plenty of sense. According to Park, the veteran slugger is available off the bench, though the team figures to be selective in any potential usage. Eddie Rosario rests his legs as the designated hitter Wednesday, with Jake Cave starting in left field.

      SEE FULL ARTICLE
    • Cruz (knee) isn't in Tuesday's lineup against the Tigers. Cruz will be sidelined for a third consecutive game after being scratched from Saturday's lineup with a sore right knee. Ryan Jeffers will serve as the designated hitter for the series opener against the Tigers.

      SEE FULL ARTICLE
    • Cruz (knee) is not in the lineup Sunday against the Cubs. The veteran slugger was scratched from Saturday's lineup with a sore right knee, and he'll remain on the bench for the series finale. Cruz will now have Monday's scheduled off day to aid in his recovery before potentially missing additional time. Miguel Sano will serve as the designated hitter while LaMonte Wade starts at first base.

      SEE FULL ARTICLE
    • Cruz was scratched from the lineup ahead of Saturday's game against the Cubs due to right knee soreness, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports. If the issue never develops beyond soreness, Cruz likely won't miss very much time. The Twins could elect to be cautious with the slugger's 40-year-old knees, however, with their postseason berth all but secured.

      SEE FULL ARTICLE
    Recent Tweets
    • 11:57 pm ET / @Twins
      Minnesota Twins
    • 2:40 pm ET / @TwinkieTown
      Twinkie Town
    • 6:22 pm ET / @LaVelleNeal
      LaVelle E. Neal III

    Stats

    YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBKOSBAVG
    2020 MIN 53 185 33 56 16 33 25 58 0 .302
    2019 MIN 120 454 81 141 41 108 56 131 0 .310
    2018 SEA 144 519 70 133 37 97 55 122 1 .256
    TOTAL 1,742 6,397 952 1,777 417 1,152 632 1,625 76

    FULL CAREER STATS

    Next Matchup

    SituationH/ABAVGHRRBISBBBKO
    vs LHP 36/142 0.25 10 22 0 18 54

    Last 7 Games

    DATEOppABRHHRRBIBBKOSB
    9/27
    vs 
    3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
    9/26
    vs 
    4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
    9/25
    vs 
    3 0 0 0 0 2 3 0
    9/23
    vs 
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    9/22
    vs 
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    9/20
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    9/19
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Upcoming Games

    dateOpptimeScheduled Starter
    4/01
    - Not Announced Yet
    4/03
    - Not Announced Yet
    4/04
    - Not Announced Yet
    4/05
    - Not Announced Yet
    4/06
    - Not Announced Yet
    4/07
    - Not Announced Yet
    4/08
    vs 
    - Not Announced Yet

    Full Twins Schedule