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Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
261.154220
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018CIN926241201100.154.308.154

Player Updates

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Tony Cruz: Cut loose by Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz was released by the Reds on Thursday.

Cruz was cut loose to free up a roster spot for Kyle Crockett, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Louisville on Thursday. The veteran backstop appeared in just nine games for the Reds this season, hitting .154/.154/.308 over those contests. He'll look to latch on elsewhere as organizational catching depth.

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Reds' Tony Cruz: Sent back to minors Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Thursday.

The Reds brought in veteran catcher Curt Casali from the Rays via trade Thursday, and Cruz was the corresponding roster move. The 31-year-old hit just .154/.154/.308 across nine games with the big club prior to being sent back to Louisville. He'll continue to serve as organizational catching depth with the Bats.

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Reds' Tony Cruz: Has contract selected Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz had his contract selected by the Reds on Tuesday.

With Devin Mesoraco being traded to the Mets, Cruz will join the Reds as their backup catcher. The 31-year-old was hitting just .170/.268/.255 through 14 games with Triple-A Louisville and owns an unimpressive .218/.260/.308 line across six major-league seasons (263 games).

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Reds' Tony Cruz: Sent to minor-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cruz was reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday.

Cruz had a shot to crack the Opening Day roster as a reserve catcher, but the Reds have apparently decided that they will not carry three backstops to open the season. He'll begin the year with Triple-A Louisville and could return to the bigs if either Tucker Barnhart or Devin Mesoraco goes down with an injury.

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Reds' Tony Cruz: Chance to make Reds roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Reds are contemplating keeping Cruz on the big league roster to begin the season as a third catcher, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. "I think the world of Tony Cruz," manager Bryan Price said. "I think he's a big league player in my opinion. He's certainly been a topic of discussion. That frees up Mesoraco or Barnhart to pinch-hit on the days they're not playing early.

Cruz hasn't hit much whenever he saw big league duty with the Cardinals, though as Price later pointed out in the article, he was Yadier Molina's caddy with the Cardinals, which meant precious little playing time on a regular basis. Still, this is his age-31 season; there's not much in the way of upside here.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Chicago500 .000 .000 .000
vs RHP1210 .083 .167 .083
Last 7 Games
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5/26@COL4121200
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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
2018CIN926241201100 .154 .308 .154
Total 272621511346613213105 .256 .308 .216
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
2018CINC6661583001.000
Total  2311381274118684415 .997
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2011STL502200111
2012STL914620004
2013STL613600217
2014STL503502016
2015STL714412006
2016KC00010000
2018CIN10800004
Total 333191443328
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
2016AAA-Omaha923183284180755417421 .347 .387 .264
2017AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas51168254790727124300 .341 .458 .280
Total 5452007242535123851303174388115 .324 .412 .267
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/215
Birthdate:
8/18/1986
Age:
32
Hometown:
Palm Beach, FL
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Cincinnati Reds
College:

MLB Experience:
7