Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
18 hours ago

Cruz went 2-for-5 with a grand slam, two-run homer, seven overall RBI and two runs in Saturday's 14-5 victory over the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger single-handedly broke the spirt of the Blue Jays, beginning with his third-inning grand slam. He drove in Nori Aoki in the sixth with an RBI groundout, and blasted a 414-foot shot to left in the eighth with Seth Smith and Luis Sardinas aboard to cap off the Mariners scoring. The pair of homers marked the first time that Cruz had gone deep since July 7, but he's been on a tear at the plate in recent games. The 36-year-old has multi-hit efforts in three of his last four games, and has hit safely in five of his last six contests.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
1 week ago

Cruz (foot) will start in right field and bat fourth in the order Sunday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners made Cruz a late scratch from the lineup Saturday afternoon while he battled a sore foot that stemmed from being hit by a foul ball a night earlier. It appears all he needed was a day of rest for the issue to clear up, so don't expect him to face any limitations heading into the week.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
1 week ago

Cruz was scratched from Saturday's lineup with a sore foot, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz will get the day off after fouling a ball off his foot during Friday's contest. Fortunately, according to Divish, Cruz will be available off the bench as a pinch hitter if the situation calls for it. Franklin Gutierrez will take over Cruz's spot in right field.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
2 weeks ago

Cruz weht 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz appeared to have put the game away with a 422-foot blast to left field in the eighth inning, but the Royals mounted a late comeback and won the game. He has just four hits in his last six games, but they have all gone for extra bases and he has scored five runs as well.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
3 weeks ago

Cruz went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles, walk and run in Thursday's 5-3 victory over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

The prolific slugger closed out June with three multi-hit efforts in his last seven games, a span that also saw him smack four homers and drive in seven runs. Cruz continues rolling along at age 36, already having reached the 20-homer mark for the eighth straight campaign while currently boasting a rock-solid .285/.370/.540 line on the season.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
4 weeks ago

Cruz hit a two-run homer, his 20th, in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz now owns eight consecutive 20-homer seasons dating back to 2009 with the Rangers. Now, the question is if he can get to 40 for the third straight season. He's on pace for 42 after Tuesday's performance, and given his remarkable consistency, it's easy to like his odds to reach 40 once again.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
1 month ago

Cruz, who has played 30 games in right field, could get more playing time in the field, the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Scott Servais wants to get Dae-Ho Lee and Adam Lind in the lineup together. That requires playing one of the first basemen at DH, which means Cruz goes to right field. Cruz has also seen more time in the field because Nori Aoki usually sits against left-handed pitching. Aoki was demoted recently, but when he comes back that likely will continue to be the plan. Extra time in the field is not ideal for Cruz, but he played 80 games in right last season and it didn't hurt his batting.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
1 month ago

Cruz went 2-for-4 with two solo blasts in Thursday's loss to the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz's second home run of the game, his 18th of the season, tied the game at four in the sixth inning, but the Mariners fell short in extras. The ageless wonder, now in his 12th MLB season, is on pace to launch 40 bombs, notch 100-plus RBI and score nearly 100 runs. Last year's Silver Slugger winner ranks sixth in the AL for home runs, and ninth in RBI.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
1 month ago

Cruz is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz gets the day off after falling into a bit of a slump over the last week in which he's gone 4-for-30 with one home run and 13 strikeouts. Seth Smith will take over in right field for Cruz with the Mariners facing Michael Fulmer and the Tigers.

Nelson Cruz
LF/RF/DH SEA
1 month ago

Cruz went 0-for-4 Tuesday in a 4-2 loss on the road against Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the hitless night, Cruz has been a productive cleanup hitter for Seattle this season, hitting 16 homers and driving in 46 runs. He'll look to bounce back against rookie right-hander Michael Fulmer on Wednesday.