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Mariners | Nelson Cruz expected to DH

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:01:28 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (pelvis) is expected to be limited to designated hitting duties for the next few days, after suffering a pelvic dislocation Monday, June 22, against the Kansas City Royals. He returned to the lineup Tuesday, June 23, and went hitless in four at-bats before leaving the game in the seventh inning.

Fantasy Tip: While it is good news that Cruz's ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) injury doesn't appear to be too serious, FantasyScore owners should avoid rushing to put him back into their lineups at his hefty price tag. On a team with a more potent offense than Seattle's, it's possible that Cruz would have sat out Tuesday. However, the Mariners need every bit of offense they can get, hence his presence in the lineup.

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

Mariners | Nelson Cruz back in there

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:47:27 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (pelvis) is back in the starting lineup against Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie Tuesday, June 23. Cruz is serving as the designated hitter and batting in the cleanup spot.

Fantasy Tip: It's a bit of a shock that Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) is back in the lineup the night after popping his pelvic bone out of place. But if the M's are confident putting him back in there so quickly, you shouldn't hesitate at FantasyScore, either. Heck, it may work to your benefit if others are scared off by the injury from last night.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz has bone issue

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:58:44 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (pelvis) had to leave the game against the Kansas City Royals Monday, June 22, when he popped a pelvic bone out of place. The Mariners initially thought the injury was a tight hamstring.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) is not feared to have a long-term injury, but you may want to leave him on your bench until he is at 100 percent once again.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz leaves game

Mon, 22 Jun 2015 21:56:39 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (hamstring) left the game Monday, June 22, against the Kansas City Royals due to tightness in his hamstring.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain if Cruz ($6,100; or 12.2% of cap) has a serious injury, but FantasyScore players will want to avoid 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: 710 ESPN Seattle - Shannon Drayer

Mariners | Nelson Cruz back vs. Astros

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 14:57:12 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (back) is batting fourth as the designated hitter against Houston Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer Friday, June 12.

Fantasy Tip: Against a struggling lefty, Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) has huge upside for FantasyScore players. The back spasms shouldn't worry, either, as he has rested the past two days. Still, Cruz isn't a risk-free start, and he carries a hefty cap hit.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz expected back Friday

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:45:11 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (back) is expected to return to the lineup Friday, June 12, against the Houston Astros.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) might be avoided by many daily gamers tomorrow if he returns to the lineup after missing a couple games with back spasms. That could give you an advantage if you feel like paying up for Cruz against Astros starter Brett Oberholtzer. The matchup is a nice one.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz sitting out again

Thu, 11 Jun 2015 07:27:05 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (back) is out of the lineup Thursday, June 11, in favor of OF Seth Smith.

Fantasy Tip: Nelly was supposed to be in at DH today, but plans clearly changed. Smith ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) is in there today against Shaun Marcum. Smith is a fringe daily outfielder on FantasyScore.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz likely to DH Thursday

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:24:58 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (back) is expected to be the designated hitter against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, June 11.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) should be viewed as a high-risk, high reward FantasyScore start until he proves he is 100% healthy given his hefty price tag. His power potential has contest-winning upside and keeps him in play, though.

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

Mariners | Nelson Cruz sitting vs. Cleveland

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:04:53 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (back) is not in the starting lineup against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, June 10. Cruz is available to pinch hit, though, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) should return to the lineup sooner than later, and if it were more meaningful baseball, it is likely he would have started Wednesday. FantasyScore players should be a little picky with Cruz's matchups until he declares himself 100% or proves it. In seasonal leagues, don't be afraid to bench him until he returns and shows some spark at the dish. Nagging injuries have been a problem for Cruz in the past, too. Still, he remains an elite power source in all formats.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz leaves early

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:36:41 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (back) left the game Tuesday, June 9, against the Cleveland Indians due to back spasms.

Fantasy Tip: Avoid Cruz ($6,100; or 12.2% of cap) in FantasyScore until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks. Dustin Ackley ($2,200; or 4.4% of cap) could see starts if Cruz is forced to the shelf.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 710 ESPN Seattle - Shannon Drayer