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Orioles | Nelson Cruz paying early dividends

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Orioles | Nelson Cruz injury update

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Eduardo A. Encina

Orioles | Nelson Cruz to undergo CT scan

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.

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

Orioles | Nelson Cruz hit in head

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MASNSports.com - Roch Kubatko

Orioles | David Lough won't face lefties

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."

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Rangers | Will receive compensation pick

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - T.R. Sullivan

Orioles | Nelson Cruz likely to DH

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jayson Stark

Rangers | Mitch Moreland in line to DH

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.

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Orioles | Nelson Cruz received several multi-year offers

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick

Orioles | Agree to terms with Nelson Cruz

Sat, 22 Feb 2014 07:25:10 -0800

The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms with OF Nelson Cruz (Rangers) on a one-year, $8 million contract with $750,000 in incentives.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz shifts to another hitter-friendly ballpark and could produce similar power numbers if he's healthy. The O's have a pretty solid lineup, and Cruz should slot in somewhere in the middle. He's a solid No. 2 or No. 3 outfielder in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNDeportes.com - Enrique Rojas