Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
16 hours ago

Cruz (hand) has been diagnosed with nerve damage caused by check swing from Sunday's outing, Jared Sandler of the Rangers Radio Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

It had been thought that Cruz was simply dealing with a sore hand. Unfortunately, his injury may be more severe. The Mariners have yet to say how they'll proceed with the injury, but more information should be known in the near future. In the meantime, Franklin Gutierrez will likely be used in Seattle's DH spot.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
17 hours ago

Cruz is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz has been experiencing a lingering pain in his hand since Sunday, so he'll head to the bench. In his place, Franklin Gutierrez will fill the DH spot. Fortunately, the team is optimistic that giving Cruz a day or two off will solve the problem, making it seem unlikely that he'll land on the disabled list at this point in time. Until further notice, consider Cruz day-to-day heading into Wednesday's series finale against Texas.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
1 day ago

Manager Scott Servais hinted that Cruz (undisclosed) may not be in Tuesday's lineup against Texas, The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz showed signs of discomfort during Monday's game against the Rangers, but afterward he merely said that every player is batting some form of injury at this point in the season. Though he may be held out of Tuesday's lineup, there's been nothing to suggest the slugger is in danger of requiring a prolonged absence. The Mariners could be a bit more cautious toward the end of the season, if they fall out of the playoff race.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
6 days ago

Cruz (back) is in the lineup Thursday against the White Sox, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz was lifted early from Wednesday's contest after experiencing back spasms, but the issue was apparently minor enough that he'll return to the lineup without missing any time. The 36-year-old will DH and bat cleanup against Chicago starter Anthony Ranaudo.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
7 days ago

Cruz left Wednesday's matchup with the Mariners in the eight inning due to back spasms, Matt Pentz of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz was 0-for-3 at the plate prior to exiting the contest. He was replaced by Mike Zunino. The veteran is considered day-to-day going forward, as he the severity of the issue is currently unknown.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
7 days ago

Catcher Mike Zunino pinch hit for Cruz (undisclosed) in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the Mariners, Shannon Drayer of 710 KIRO reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz limped out of the batter's box after lining a Masahiro Tanaka offering the other way earlier in Wednesday's contest. Zunino ultimately came on to replace Cruz as the DH. The Mariners figure to release a further update on Cruz's potential injury following Wednesday's game.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
1 week ago

Cruz hit his 32nd home run of the season Monday in a win against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz is on pace for his third consecutive 40-homer season, and second in as many seasons in Seattle. He also is on pace for 100-plus RBI for just the second time in his career. He's two doubles away from last year's 22.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
2 weeks ago

Cruz hit his 30th home run in a 2-for-3 game with a walk and two runs scored Monday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz now has three home runs in his past five games. After hitting 30 home runs just once before the age of 30, he has now done so in three straight seasons. With 30 homers through 117 team games, he's now on pace to finish with 42, just two shy of last year's career high.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
3 weeks ago

Cruz went 3-for-4 with a double and his 28th homer Wednesday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

That's now three straight multi-hit games for Cruz, although the homer was his first in a week. Health permitting, the 36-year-old remains on pace to reach 40 long balls for the third consecutive season after never having achieved that even once in his 20s. His fantasy owners can sit back and continue enjoying the benefits.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
3 weeks ago

Cruz went 2-for-5 with an RBI triple, two walks and a run scored in Tuesday's 15-inning win over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

One game after hitting his first double in a month, Cruz came through with his first triple of the season. The veteran slugger also nudged ahead of Robinson Cano for the team RBI lead by driving the second baseman in on the play. Cruz is stirring after an early-August slump, and the high ceiling of his power binges suggests owners could be in for some fireworks in the coming games.