Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
3 days ago

Cruz (wrist) is back in the lineup Monday against the Astros, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz aggravated his sore left wrist during Sunday's game but still managed a pair of home runs before exiting, running his season-long total to 41. While Cruz acknowledged that he was dealing with pain after the game, he told reporters Sunday night that he expected to be in Monday's lineup. That will, indeed, be the case, as Cruz is slated to serve as the DH and bat cleanup against Houston's Collin McHugh.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
3 days ago

Cruz said he expects to play Monday at Houston after aggravating his sore left wrist Sunday, the Seattle Times report.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz blasted two homers Sunday, giving him 41 for the season, the third consecutive year he's topped 40 home runs. He tweaked his wrist on a swing-and-miss the pitch before his second home run. He was pulled from the game in the eighth inning and had the wrist bandaged and with ice afterward. Cruz said he's been dealing with soreness in his wrist for a while. "The pain is when I extend it," Cruz said. "I still have my strength. It just hurts. The pain goes away."

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
3 days ago

Cruz was removed from Sunday's game against the Mariners in the top of the eighth inning with an apparent left wrist soreness, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz hit a pair of solo home runs in his first three at-bats of the game to boost his total to 41 for the season, but he appeared to hurt his hand on the second of the two blasts. Seth Smith entered the game to pinch hit for Cruz, who will be listed as day-to-day heading into the Mariners' series with the Astros that begins Monday.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
4 days ago

Cruz went 2-for-4 with a double, a mammoth home run and two RBI in Saturday's loss to Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran launched one into the third deck -- estimated at 454 feet -- for his 39th homer, moving him up to sixth in MLB this season. Now that he spends most of his time as a designated hitter, perhaps the 36-year-old can continue put up elite production for a few more years to come as 40-year-old David Ortiz has.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
5 days ago

Cruz doubled, homered and drove in four runs Friday in a win at the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz hit a two-run shot for his 38th homer this season. He has nine games left to get to 40 homers for the third consecutive year. He's also four RBI away from his second 100-RBI season.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
1 week ago

Cruz went 3-for-4 with a run in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz collected a trio of singles, snapping his 1-for-11 slide at the plate. The 36-year-old has been seeing the ball well in September, batting .339 with five home runs, 13 RBI and 11 runs in 16 games. Cruz is up to .287/.359/.542 on the season.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
2 weeks ago

Cruz went 3-for-3 with a home run, walk and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz is on a roll in September, with a .362/.365/.723 batting line and four home runs in 12 games this month. He has two three-hit games and six multi-hit games already as he seems determined to lift the Mariners to a playoff spot. Cruz is up to 36 home runs and is a good bet to reach 40 for the third time in three seasons.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
3 weeks ago

Cruz went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

After sitting out the last two games of August, Cruz has now homered in three straight contests to give him 35 on the season. With a strong finish to the season, the slugger will try to post at least 40 bombs in each of the last three years.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
4 weeks ago

Cruz, who missed two games with nerve damage in his left hand, returned Friday and hit his 33rd homer of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz regained feeling his fingers and is apparently back to normal. He's looking for his third consecutive 40-homer season. He's also 20 RBI from the second 100-RBI season of his career. That'll take a strong push with 28 games left.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
4 weeks ago

Cruz (hand) is back in the lineup Friday against the Angels, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

An ill-fated check swing last weekend left Cruz with nerve damage in his hand, but evidently he's proven he can adequately grip and swing a bat. He will DH and bat cleanup against lefty Brett Oberholtzer. Of Cruz's 32 home runs this season, 14 have come in 159 at-bats against left-handed pitching (.277/.366/.591 against southpaws).