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Mariners | Nelson Cruz nursing sore foot

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:32:58 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (foot) exited the game Tuesday, July 26, against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh inning due to a sore foot after the result of a foul ball, manager Scott Servais said.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Cruz is once again considered day to day. If you're in a fantasy league which allows daily moves, reserve him until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game without any setbacks.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz exits game early

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:16:06 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (leg) left the game Tuesday, July 26, against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to an apparent leg injury. He was moving gingerly while running the bases.

Fantasy Tip: When a source and severity of his injury is reported, we'll pass it along to you. For now, if you're in a seasonal league with daily moves, reserve him just to be on the safe side.

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

Mariners | Seattle sitting three starters

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:26:44 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nori Aoki, OF Seth Smith and 1B Adam Lind are not in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano Tuesday, July 26. OF Franklin Gutierrez will start in left field and is batting second. 1B Dae-ho Lee will start at first base and is batting fifth. OF Nelson Cruz is starting in right field because the Mariners are not allowed to use a designated hitter in National League stadiums.

Fantasy Tip: Gutierrez and Lee are in the starting lineup because the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Gutierrez is hitting .273 with seven home runs and 21 RBI against lefties this season and can be a sleeper option for owners in daily fantasy leagues. Lee has also posted solid numbers against left-handed pitchers in 2016 but has gone hitless in his last six games, which makes him a risky option. Cruz should start in all fantasy leagues.

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Mariners | Seattle resting three players

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:14:59 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Seth Smith, 1B Adam Lind and INF Shawn O'Malley are not in the starting lineup against Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ Sunday, July 24. OF Nelson Cruz will start in right field, while C Chris Iannetta will serve as the designated hitter and is batting second. 1B Dae-ho Lee will start at first base and is batting fifth. SS Luis Sardinas will start at shortstop and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Iannetta is hitting only .216 in limited playing time and is not a great fantasy option for most teams. Lee has gone hitless in his last 13 at-bats, and owners should be able to find better options to use in most leagues. Sardinas was recently called up and is hitting under .200 this season and should be avoided.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz erupts in rout

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 14:53:03 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz connected on his 24th and 25th homers of the season in a 14-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, July 23, belting his ninth career grand slam off SP R.A. Dickey in the third inning before connecting on a three-run blast off RP Drew Storen in the eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz had not left the yard or driven in a run over his previous nine contests. Nevertheless, he is batting .302 in July, ranks fourth in the AL in home runs and tied for seventh in RBI (65) with teammate Kyle Seager. Cruz appears poised for his third consecutive 40-homer campaign and remains a must-start in all formats.

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Mariners | Seth Smith, Adam Lind sitting out

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:00:48 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Seth Smith and 1B Adam Lind are not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana Tuesday, July 19. OF Nelson Cruz will serve as the designated hitter, while OF Franklin Gutierrez will start in right field and is batting second. OF Daniel Robertson will start in left field and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Gutierrez is hitting .200 in 20 at-bats this month and may not be the best option for owners in most leagues. Robertson is hitting only .188 this season and is not a strong option.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz scratched from lineup Saturday

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:03:47 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz (foot) has been scratched from the starting lineup against Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers Saturday, July 16, because of a sore foot. He sustained the injury after fouling off a pitch Friday, July 15. OF Franklin Gutierrez will play right field and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz should be removed from all fantasy lineups and is listed as day-to-day. The 36-year-old is batting .277 with 23 home runs and 58 RBI through 89 games this season.

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

Mariners | Nelson Cruz launches 22nd home run

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 23:09:50 -0700

Seattle Mariners DH Nelson Cruz went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in a loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday, July 5.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz got off to a bit of a slow start in the homer department this season, but he's easily on pace now for his third consecutive year with at least 40. He's tied with Josh Donaldson for third in the AL with 22 home runs and tied for fifth with Mookie Betts with 57 RBI. As one of the premier power hitters in the game today, owners in all leagues should not think twice about locking him into their lineups.

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Mariners | Dae-ho Lee out of the lineup

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 12:13:43 -0700

Seattle Mariners 1B Dae-ho Lee is not in the starting lineup against Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez Sunday, July 3. 1B Adam Lind will start at first base. OF Nelson Cruz will serve as the designated hitter, while OF Franklin Gutierrez will start in right field and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Gutierrez has been a bit inconsistent at the plate recently but did hit .276 in June. Owners in daily fantasy leagues could consider using him as a sleeper option. Lind and Cruz should be decent options in most mixed leagues.

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Mariners | Nelson Cruz likes Baltimore pitching

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 23:31:18 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz smashed a double off the right-center field wall Friday, July 1, against the Baltimore Orioles, one of his former teams. He has hit safely in 47 of his 50 games against the O's, including 45 games with at least one hit. It wasn't all great, as Cruz also struck out three times.

Fantasy Tip: Cruz has turned up the intensity lately with three doubles, four homers and seven RBIs over the past seven games. He is a must-start in all DFS leagues regardless of price tag.

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