Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:09:01 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Nelson Cruz hit two home runs and drove in five runs Wednesday, April 23.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:56:23 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Nelson Cruz was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Wednesday, April 2, against the Boston Red Sox. Through the first two games, the free agent addition has accounted for all of Baltimore's runs this season, with three RBI and a run scored.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:19:46 -0700
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said OF Nelson Cruz's (head) CT scan came back negative and that Cruz will be fine.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:56:18 -0700
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles OF Nelson Cruz (head) will undergo a CT scan after he was hit in the head Thursday, March 27, but the team expects Cruz to be fine.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:20:25 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OF Nelson Cruz (head) was hit by a pitch in the head Thursday, March 27, and exited the game rubbing his left ear.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz will likely be tested for a concussion. It's a good sign that he got up quickly after being drilled. Check back for more info on him.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:54:04 -0800
Baltimore Orioles OF David Lough will not face left-handed pitchers this spring for now, with OF Nelson Cruz playing left field against southpaws. "We need to use Nelson's skills to make everybody better," manager Buck Showalter said. "It's possible, right now going in, I don't plan yet on using (Lough) against left-handed pitching. So, you'd have a DH spot for a right-handed hitter. He could evolve into that too, a guy we trust against left-handed pitching. It's also a way to keep everybody involved, too."
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:40:53 -0800
The Texas Rangers will get the 30th overall pick in the June first-year player draft as compensation for the Baltimore Orioles signing OF Nelson Cruz.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 08:36:46 -0800
Baltimore Orioles OF Nelson Cruz is expected to be the team's primary designated hitter this season. He hit .266 with 27 home runs and 76 RBIs in 109 games last season with the Texas Rangers before serving a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.
Fantasy Tip: The ability to serve as a full-time DH should help Cruz stay healthy for the majority of the season. It could also take valuable at-bats away from Nolan Reimold if he's not playing every day in the outfield.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:55:31 -0800
With the threat of re-signing OF Nelson Cruz (Orioles) now having passed, 1B Mitch Moreland is in line to serve as the primary designated hitter for manager Ron Washington. "I'm just going out there and playing today and trying to get better," Moreland said. Washington is also expected to use the DH spot to rotate some veterans like 1B Prince Fielder, OF Shin-Soo Choo, 3B Adrian Beltre and OF Alex Rios for partial rest.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 11:14:43 -0800
OF Nelson Cruz turned down multiple two or three-year contract offers before agreeing to a one-year deal with the Baltimore Orioles, according to executives from several rival teams.