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Mariners | Nelson Cruz erupts in rout

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:53:03 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz connected on his 24th and 25th homers of the season in a 14-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, July 23, belting his ninth career grand slam off SP R.A. Dickey in the third inning before connecting on a three-run blast off RP Drew Storen in the eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz had not left the yard or driven in a run over his previous nine contests. Nevertheless, he is batting .302 in July, ranks fourth in the AL in home runs and tied for seventh in RBI (65) with teammate Kyle Seager. Cruz appears poised for his third consecutive 40-homer campaign and remains a must-start in all formats.

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Mariners | Seth Smith, Adam Lind sitting out

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:00:48 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Seth Smith and 1B Adam Lind are not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana Tuesday, July 19. OF Nelson Cruz will serve as the designated hitter, while OF Franklin Gutierrez will start in right field and is batting second. OF Daniel Robertson will start in left field and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Gutierrez is hitting .200 in 20 at-bats this month and may not be the best option for owners in most leagues. Robertson is hitting only .188 this season and is not a strong option.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz scratched from lineup Saturday

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:03:47 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (foot) has been scratched from the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers Saturday, July 16, because of a sore foot. He sustained the injury after fouling off a pitch Friday, July 15. OF Franklin Gutierrez will play right field and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz should be removed from all fantasy lineups and is listed as day-to-day. The 36-year-old is batting .277 with 23 home runs and 58 RBI through 89 games this season.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz launches 22nd home run

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 23:09:50 -0700

Seattle Mariners DH Nelson Cruz went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday, July 5.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz got off to a bit of a slow start in the homer department this season, but he's easily on pace now for his third consecutive year with at least 40. He's tied with Josh Donaldson for third in the AL with 22 home runs and tied for fifth with Mookie Betts with 57 RBI. As one of the premier power hitters in the game today, owners in all leagues should not think twice about locking him into their lineups.

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Mariners | Dae-ho Lee out of the lineup

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 12:13:43 -0700

Seattle Mariners 1B Dae-ho Lee is not in the starting lineup against Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez Sunday, July 3. 1B Adam Lind will start at first base. OF Nelson Cruz will serve as the designated hitter, while OF Franklin Gutierrez will start in right field and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Gutierrez has been a bit inconsistent at the plate recently but did hit .276 in June. Owners in daily fantasy leagues could consider using him as a sleeper option. Lind and Cruz should be decent options in most mixed leagues.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz likes Baltimore pitching

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 23:31:18 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz smashed a double off the right-center field wall Friday, July 1, against the Baltimore Orioles, one of his former teams. He has hit safely in 47 of his 50 games against the O's, including 45 games with at least one hit. It wasn't all great, as Cruz also struck out three times.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz has turned up the intensity lately with three doubles, four homers and seven RBIs over the past seven games. He is a must-start in all DFS leagues regardless of price tag.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz swats 20th homer

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:37:43 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz socked his 20th home run Tuesday, June 28, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He finished 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Cruz is the only player to reach 20 homers in every season since 2009.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz has turned up the power numbers with four homers and seven RBIs over the past five games. He can pick up fantasy numbers in bunches, and his owners love it.

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Mariners | Adam Lind out of lineup Sunday

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:36:10 -0700

Seattle Mariners 1B Adam Lind is not in the lineup Sunday, June 26, against St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia. OF Nelson Cruz will serve as the designated hitter and remain in his usual fourth spot in the order, while OF Franklin Gutierrez will replace Cruz in right and bat second. C Chris Iannetta will start behind the plate after a day off and hit seventh, while INF/OF Shawn O'Malley will replace OF Seth Smith in left and bat ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Gutierrez is hitting .295 with six homers and 18 RBI in 88 at-bats against southpaws this season. Although he's not a recommended DFS play, he should make for a solid fill-in in regular leagues. Iannetta has performed well versus left-handers as well in 2016 and could be worth a flyer in daily as well as weekly leagues. O'Malley can be avoided in all formats.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz goes deep twice

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:58:19 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs Thursday, June 23, versus the Detroit Tigers. The homers produced his only runs scored and RBI of the contest.

Fantasy Tip: Unsurprisingly, Cruz is enjoying another stellar campaign in 2016, with a .285/.368/.526 line to go with his 18 long balls and 48 RBI. Being one of baseball's premier power hitters, just keep firing him up every time he's in the lineup.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz sitting vs. Tigers

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:29:29 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 22. 1B Dae-ho Lee draws into the lineup at first base and is batting fourth against Detroit Tigers SP Michael Fulmer Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Sub out Cruz where you can in seasonal leagues Wednesday. When given an opportunity, Lee has produced with 10 home runs, 27 RBI and a .293/.331/.545 slash line over just 130 plate appearances. He's a viable option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues, and Lee checks out as a viable flier in daily contests Wednesday.

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