Tue, 07 Feb 2017 19:31:41 -0800
Free-agent C Tony Cruz (Royals) signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres Tuesday, Feb. 7, which also includes an invitation to spring training.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 21:03:33 -0800
The Kansas City Royals released C Tony Cruz Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 06:09:56 -0800
The Kansas City Royals have designated C Tony Cruz for assignment.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:26:38 -0700
Kansas City Royals C Tony Cruz was recalled from Class AAA Omaha Friday, September 2.
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:56:55 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina (thumb) was scratched from the Game 4 lineup Tuesday, Oct. 13, with C Tony Cruz hitting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) is not a potent enough weapon to use on FantasyScore against Jason Hammel.
Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:08:23 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Tony Cruz will become the team's everyday catcher with C Yadier Molina (thumb) sidelined for at least a week. Cruz was hitting .173 with a home run and seven RBI in only 104 at-bats.
Fantasy Tip: It's a huge dropoff both offensively and defensively from Molina to Cruz ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) for the Cardinals. Stash Molina in all fantasy formats in hopes he can return for the final week, although he may be limited regardless. Cruz isn't a viable option unless you're in an NL-only league, and he's a low-end FantasyScore play to close out the year.
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:48:17 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina is out of the lineup Friday, Sept. 18, with C Tony Cruz hitting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Molina struck out six times in two games a couple days ago and clearly needed a couple of days as a breather. Cruz ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) isn't skilled enough offensively to use on FantasyScore against Dan Haren at this juncture.
Thu, 17 Sep 2015 15:20:05 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Sept. 17. C Tony Cruz is behind the plate and is batting seventh against Milwaukee Brewers SP Jimmy Nelson.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is hitting just .188 (18-for-96) with one homer and six RBI in 2015 and is not a good pick for daily gamers.
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 10:21:40 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Tony Cruz will bat seventh against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, Sept. 12. C Yadier Molina will receive the game off.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is batting just .176 (6-for-34) since the All-Star break and is not a great FantasyScore catching option today.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:33:31 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 2. C Tony Cruz is starting behind the plate and batting eighth against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: Molina ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) drove in 21 runs in August, which was by far his largest monthly total, but the backstop can't play every day. Don't rule out a solid finish from Molina, but just note he is no longer a power threat with just four long flies this year. Cruz ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief at FantasyScore Wednesday.