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Mariners | Seattle outfield rotation still in flux

Tue, 08 Dec 2015 12:13:50 -0800

Seattle Mariners OF Nori Aoki will play every day in the Mariners' outfield, according to general manager Jerry Dipoto. In center field, the Mariners will use a combination of OFs Franklin Gutierrez, Nelson Cruz, Leonys Martin and Seth Smith.

Fantasy Tip: In short, the Mariners are content to let this settle out on the field. It's no surprise Aoki will start and should be drafted in middle AL rounds and middle to late mixed rounds. Of the others Cruz is the most draftable.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz out of lineup Sunday

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 11:18:38 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF/DH Nelson Cruz is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt Sunday, Oct. 4. OF Franklin Gutierrez is batting third and serving as the designated hitter, while 1B/OF Mark Trumbo will bat seventh and play right field.

Fantasy Tip: Gutierrez ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) has just one hit in his last 11 at-bats and isn't a recommended FantasyScore option today. Trumbo ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is hitting .273 with a home run and two RBIs over the past week but you can probably find better outfield alternatives for a similar price.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz on pace for homer lead

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:54:48 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz hit his 44th homer of the season Wednesday, Sept. 30, in a 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros. Cruz is one home run behind Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis for the overall lead.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) is actually winding down a little following his monster season. He has a .111 average in the last seven days. The best thing to do is leave Cruz on the bench as that price tag is a little high considering his slump.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz nursing quadriceps injury

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:56:40 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (quadriceps) is still dealing with a strained right hamstring injury and is unlikely to play the outfield during the series this weekend against the Texas Rangers, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) leads the American League in slugging percentage (.590) and home runs (42), but he has slowed a touch in September, including being limited to just nine games this month. Seasonal owners will want to stay the course with the slugger, but FantasyScore players should think twice about blindly spending up for him until he proves his health.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz chasing milestone

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 19:43:28 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz entered the game Monday, Sept. 14, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with 163 hits, three short of a career best 166 set last season with the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) has been a FantasyScore stud this season, and his 41 homers are especially impressive considering the fact Safeco Field isn't exactly a launching pad.

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

Mariners | Nelson Cruz hits 40th homer

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 18:31:40 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz hit his 40th home run against the Texas Rangers Thursday, Sept. 10. It marked the second consecutive season where he reached the milestone.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) had missed the previous six games due to a quadriceps injury but FantasyScore owners should have no reservations about putting him back into their lineups now.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz returns against Texas

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 11:12:12 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (quadriceps) is back in the lineup against Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland Thursday, Sept. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Ignore the fact that Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) has been hurt lately and instead focus on the fact that he has a slash line of .354/.428/.673 and an OPS of 1.101 with 12 home runs against southpaws this year. Put him in your FantasyScore lineup and don't look back.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz still out of the lineup

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 16:32:45 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (quadriceps) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 9. OF Stefan Romero draws into the lineup and is batting seventh against Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) hasn't played since Wednesday, Sept 2, and FantasyScore players will want to be careful starting him until he proves his health. He carries a hefty salary cap. Romero ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is nothing more than a desperation flier for FantasyScore players Wednesday.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz to return Wednesday?

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 19:02:51 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (quadriceps) went for an MRI and he was out of the lineup again Tuesday, Sept. 8. "Cruz had an MRI showing exactly what we thought. He's day-to-day and hopefully he'll be ready to go tomorrow."

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) might return Wednesday, but FantasyScore players will want to give him a day to prove his health and make it through a full game before pulling the trigger on him at this high salary.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz sitting again Tuesday

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 18:07:13 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (quadriceps) missed a second straight game Tuesday, Sept. 8, against the Texas Rangers due to his quadriceps injury.

Fantasy Tip: Avoid using Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) in FantasyScore until he is able to return to the starting lineup and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks.

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