Nelson Cruz LF/RF.. BAL 13 Hrs

Nelson Cruz went 2-for-5 with a three run home run, but the Orioles fell to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Cruz's fourth home run of the season came in the sixth inning, a three-run shot off of R.A. Dickey to break a scoreless tie. Cruz, who was teamless throughout the off-season, has rewarded the Orioles for their gamble with a productive start to the season. He is slashing .290/.372/.522 with 16 RBI in 78 trips to the plate.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF.. BAL 3 Days

Nelson Cruz belted his third home run of the 2014 season in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

Cruz got the O's on the board kicking off a three-run first inning off Jake Peavy. He finished the night 2-for-4 and owns an impressive .279/.362/.492 slash with 12 RBI in his first 16 games with the Orioles.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF.. BAL 10 Days

Nelson Cruz is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

It appears to just be a day off. The O's are going with Delmon Young in left field and Steve Pearce in the DH spot Sunday.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF.. BAL 16 Days

Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Orioles lost to the Yankees on Monday.

Cruz knocked in the Orioles' second run with a single in what appeared to be a promising seventh inning, but the rally ultimately fell short. Cruz had cooled off after homering in his first two games as an Oriole, but enjoyed his first multi-hit game of the season in the Bronx.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF.. BAL 23 Days

Nelson Cruz homered off Jon Lester in the top of the seventh Monday to propel the Orioles to a 2-1 win over the Red Sox.

Cruz also scored Baltimore's first run in the second, walking to start the inning, advancing to third on a Matt Wieters bloop single and scoring on a groundball double play. It's pretty typical for Cruz against the Red Sox. He's hit .355 with 13 homers, 34 RBI and 10 steals against them in 42 career games.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF.. BAL 27 Days

Results of Nelson Cruz's CT scan have come back clean.

Cruz had a precautionary exam after leaving Thursday's game following a beaning, but he's fine. He's batting .289/.372/.447 over 13 contests this spring.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF.. BAL 27 Days

Nelson Cruz will undergo a precautionary CT scan after exiting Thursday's game against the Rays following a hit by pitch in his helmet.

Cruz was pegged by an Alex Cobb breaking ball, but he got right up before going into the dugout. He was seen hanging out in the clubhouse with no apparent issues and is expected to be fine.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF.. BAL 27 Days

Nelson Cruz left Thursday's game against the Rays after being hit on the helmet by an Alex Cobb breaking ball.

The good news is that Cruz got right up after the beaning and walked off the field without any assistance. It looked like he'll be alright, but the Orioles will undoubtedly put him through some concussion tests just to be safe.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF.. BAL 2 Months

Nelson Cruz is starting in left field Thursday in an instrasquad game.

Cruz wasn't scheduled to make his spring debut until Saturday but must have talked his way into Thursday's exhibition tilt. He signed a one-year, $8 million free agent contract with the Orioles earlier this week.

Nelson Cruz LF/RF.. BAL 2 Months

Nelson Cruz is scheduled to make his spring debut on Saturday.

Cruz just finalized his one-year, $8 million deal with the Orioles on Monday, but he's ready to jump right into game action. The 33-year-old figures to see most of his at-bats out of the DH spot this season, but he could also play some left field.