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Mariners | Nelson Cruz expected to play Monday

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:47:39 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (wrist) said he expects to play Monday, Sept. 26, after he left the game the previous day due to an injured left wrist.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns

Mariners | Nelson Cruz undergoes MRI, X-rays

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 22:34:40 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (hand) did not play Tuesday, Aug. 30, due to a nerve issue in his left hand. X-rays and an MRI revealed no structural damage, however, and Cruz is considered day-to-day.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz leaves with back spasms

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:25:49 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (back) left the team's game Wednesday, August 24, with back spasms, but he could return as early as Thursday, August 25.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Seattle Times - Matt Pentz

Mariners | Nelson Cruz will be back vs. Cubs

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:04:52 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (leg) was given the game off Wednesday, July 27, after fouling a ball off his left leg Tuesday, July 26, according to manager Scott Servais. Servais noted Cruz is available to pinch hit Wednesday and will return to the lineup against the Chicago Cubs Friday, July 29.

Fantasy Tip: Don't fret the injury, and be ready to return Cruz to your lineups Friday. Reiterating a previous tip, the slugger has been as advertised this season with 25 home runs and 66 RBI.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns

Mariners | No Nelson Cruz vs. Pittsburgh

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:17:24 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz is not in the starting lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, July 27.

Fantasy Tip: Without the option to use a designated hitter, Cruz lands on the bench Wednesday. Sub him out where you can in seasonal leagues. It's been more of the same from the bomber, as he sits with 25 home runs, 66 RBI and a .540 slugging percentage for the season.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz nursing sore foot

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:32:58 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (foot) exited the game Tuesday, July 26, against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh inning due to a sore foot after the result of a foul ball, manager Scott Servais said.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Cruz is once again considered day to day. If you're in a fantasy league which allows daily moves, reserve him until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns

Mariners | Nelson Cruz exits game early

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:16:06 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (leg) left the game Tuesday, July 26, against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to an apparent leg injury. He was moving gingerly while running the bases.

Fantasy Tip: When a source and severity of his injury is reported, we'll pass it along to you. For now, if you're in a seasonal league with daily moves, reserve him just to be on the safe side.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Ryan Divish

Mariners | Seattle sitting three starters

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:26:44 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nori Aoki, OF Seth Smith and 1B Adam Lind are not in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano Tuesday, July 26. OF Franklin Gutierrez will start in left field and is batting second. 1B Dae-ho Lee will start at first base and is batting fifth. OF Nelson Cruz is starting in right field because the Mariners are not allowed to use a designated hitter in National League stadiums.

Fantasy Tip: Gutierrez and Lee are in the starting lineup because the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Gutierrez is hitting .273 with seven home runs and 21 RBI against lefties this season and can be a sleeper option for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Lee has also posted solid numbers against left-handed pitchers in 2016 but has gone hitless in his last six games, which makes him a risky option. Cruz should start in all fantasy leagues.

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Mariners | Seattle resting three players

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:14:59 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Seth Smith, 1B Adam Lind and INF Shawn O'Malley are not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ Sunday, July 24. OF Nelson Cruz will start in right field, while C Chris Iannetta will serve as the designated hitter and is batting second. 1B Dae-ho Lee will start at first base and is batting fifth. SS Luis Sardinas will start at shortstop and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Iannetta is hitting only .216 in limited playing time and is not a great fantasy option for most teams. Lee has gone hitless in his last 13 at-bats, and owners should be able to find better options to use in most leagues. Sardinas was recently called up and is hitting under .200 this season and should be avoided.

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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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