Nelson Cruz LF/RF/DH SEA 1 week ago

Cruz his a walk-off single in a 1-for-4 performance against the Red Sox Friday in a 2-1 win.

This was Cruz's 30th RBI of the season aa he continues his MVP form. Cruz now has 15 home runs, 30 RBI and an impressive .358 average this season.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF/DH SEA 2 weeks ago

Cruz's beast season continued Saturday as he went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run in the 7-2 win against the A's.

Cruz is an absolute monster this season and he now has a .347 average to go along with his league-leading 14 homers. While he can't reasonably continue this pace, he is proving to be the biggest steal in fantasy drafts so far this season.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF/DH SEA 3 weeks ago

Cruz hit his fourth home run in four games Tuesday against the Angels.

Cruz is hitting .340 on the season and leads the majors in home runs (14) and RBIs (26). He has struck out four times in his past two games, but his strikeout rate (20.9) is about the same as it was last season.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF/DH SEA 4 weeks ago

Cruz went 2-for-4 with two runs, a home run and an RBI in Wednesday's win over the Rangers.

Cruz hit his 10th home run of the season to lead off the second inning. The homer went into the club level in left field, where only 19 homers have gone in 22 seasons. Cruz, a former Ranger, has three of those 19 homers. With his 10th homer of the season, he is now tied with Boston's Hanley Ramirez for the major league lead this season.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF/DH SEA 1 month ago

Cruz hit his league-leading ninth home run of the season Friday against the Twins.

It was Cruz's third homer at home. The Mariners entered the season hoping for about 25 home runs from Cruz, taking anything more as gravy. At this rate, there's going to be a lot of gravy. He has more home runs than both the Twins and the Brewers.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF/DH SEA 1 month ago

Cruz homered for a career-best fifth consecutive game Wednesday against the Dodgers.

No park is pitcher-friendly to Nelson Cruz right now. He homered for the fifth game in a row and now has six for the season.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF/DH SEA 1 month ago

Cruz homered Tuesday for the fourth consecutive game to match his career high.

He has five homers this season, and all eight of his RBI have come on the long ball.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF/DH SEA 1 month ago

Cruz homered twice Monday against the Dodgers for his fourth long ball in the last three games.

All of Cruz's homers have come on the road after he had one hit in 11 at-bats in the team's opening three-game homestand. He went to right field with both of his homers Monday. Cruz led the majors in interleague homers last season with nine.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF/DH SEA 2 months ago

Cruz will play in the field about twice a week this season, the Seattle Times reports.

Cruz will usually DH, but manager Lloyd McClendon said he will play left field from time to time to give players time off. Cruz has three home runs this spring, hitting .318. How he adjusts to Safeco Field is one of the big questions for the franchise this season. If he hits 25 homers, rather than the 40 he hit last year for Baltimore, the Mariners will be more than happy.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF/DH SEA 6 months ago

Cruz has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Mariners, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick has confirmed. According to El Caribe in the Dominican Republic, the deal is worth $57 million over four years.

The Mariners were looking for a right-handed power bat, and appear to have found their top target in Cruz. As a result of signing Cruz, the Mariners will forfeit the 19th overall pick in the first-year player draft. After hitting a career-high 40 home runs for the Orioles in 2014, it will be interesting to see if Cruz can maintain a similar level of production while playing half of his games in a home park that has been historically challenging for right-handed power bats.