Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:08:58 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz is 9-for-19 since opening the season on a 1-for-15 slump.
Fantasy Tip: After leading the league in homers in 2014, Cruz ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) has picked up where he's left off, homering in his last five games, with six homers overall. Even better news is he's done it all in pitcher-friendly parks, even though he's yet to homer in Seattle. Ride the streak while it lasts at FantasyScore.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:17:02 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz hit two solo home runs in an extra-innings loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, April 13. His nine interleague home runs last year led the majors. Cruz also hit the 200th home run of his career in the game.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) now has four home runs already this year after posting a career-high 40 jacks in 2014 with the Baltimore Orioles. Ride him while he's hot at FantasyScore. He has an excellent matchup Tuesday, too, against Dodgers' lefty starter David Huff. Cruz hit .314 with eight home runs against southpaws last season.
Sun, 12 Apr 2015 11:20:30 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said DH/OF Nelson Cruz will "play his share of outfield," and predicted that he could play more than 35 games in the field this season. McClendon likes the idea of being able to use the DH spot to give banged-up players a break while keeping their bats in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($4,100, 8.2% of cap) is more likely to see time in the outfield when the club is facing a right-handed starter because that would allow 2B/OF Rickie Weeks ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) to be used as a designated hitter.
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 04:46:52 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles may be preparing DH Delmon Young for more playing time next season. Young could fill the gap left by OF Nelson Cruz's departure, although the club is looking to sign other outfielders.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 15:32:35 -0800
Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz will be utilized as the designated hitter primarily, but will also see some time in right field, according to manager Lloyd McClendon. McClendon noted he did not want Cruz to stagnate as the designated hitter.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:25:40 -0800
Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz will make $14 million in each year from 2015 through 2018, including a $1 million signing bonus.
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:10:39 -0800
Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz is likely to hit behind 2B Robinson Cano in the batting order next season.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 04:34:55 -0800
Free-agent OF Michael Morse (Giants) is drawing substantial interest from the Baltimore Orioles. The team is eyeing him to fill roles at first base and in the outfield and as designated hitter, much the same role DH Nelson Cruz played in his time at Baltimore.
Tue, 02 Dec 2014 04:21:05 -0800
Although free-agent OF Nelson Cruz agreed with the Seattle Mariners on a four-year contract, speculation is Cruz will be used as a designated hitter. This means the Mariners may still want an outfield bat, and free-agent OF Torii Hunter (Tigers) and OF Alex Rios (Rangers) are on the list.
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:47:28 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp is still receiving trade interest from the Seattle Mariners, even after they signed OF Nelson Cruz Monday, Dec. 1.