Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
9 hours ago

Cruz went 2-for-4 with three RBI from a two-run double and a run-scoring single in Wednesday's 7-5 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging outfielder's June tear continues, as Cruz now has nine multi-hit outings and extra-base hits during the month as part of an impressive .344/.427/.547 line. The 36-year-old also has possession of the AL lead in RBI and ranks fourth overall in the majors behind the prolific trio of Jake Lamb, Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado.

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
1 day ago

Cruz went 2-for-3 with a two-run double and two walks in Tuesday's 5-4 extra-inning win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz now has nine RBI over his last nine contests, despite the fact that he hasn't hit a home run since June 4. The veteran slugger impressively has sole possession of the team's offensive leaderboard, with his average (.292), homers (14), RBI (55), OBP (.377) and hits (71), while ranking second in slugging (.523) and third in OPS (.899).

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
1 week ago

Cruz went 2-for-3 with four RBI from a sacrifice fly, a two-run single and a run-scoring double in Monday's 14-3 win over the Twins. He also walked and scored twice.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger's accomplishments were somewhat overshadowed by those of teammate Mitch Haniger, but Cruz had a momentous night in his own right. It was an extension of what has been an outstanding month for the 36-year-old, who's now hitting .464 with four doubles, two home runs, eight RBI, five walks and nine runs in his first nine games of June. Monday's effort also pushed Cruz's average over .300 for the first time since May 21, and he's now reached safely in eight straight contests.

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
2 weeks ago

Cruz (calf) is in the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Blue Jays, Shannon Drayer of MyNorthwest.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz is back in his normal spot as designated hitter and placed in the four spot behind Robinson Cano as the Mariners face right-hander Joe Biagini. The 36-year-old missed two straight games as a result of calf tightness, but should have no restrictions moving forward.

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
2 weeks ago

Cruz (calf) is not in the lineup for the second straight game.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz will miss his second game in a row after leaving Tuesday's affair with calf tightness. The slugger is available to pinch hit and said that his calf feels great, but doctors advised him to keep pressure off it. Cruz could return for Friday's series opener against Toronto, but the Mariners might continue to give him some rest before he comes back.

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
2 weeks ago

Cruz (calf) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's contest against the Twins, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz exited Tuesday's game with calf tightness in the fourth inning and will sit on Wednesday after undergoing an MRI on the calf. Manager Scott Servais expects that he is day-to-day, and Cruz could be able to return by Thursday's series finale.

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
2 weeks ago

Cruz (calf) left Tuesday's affair in the fourth inning, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Scott Servais said after the game that Cruz is expected to be okay, but was taken out of the lopsided game against the Twins nonetheless. Prior to exiting, the slugger went 1-for-2 with one RBI and a run scored. Cruz recently had a similar ordeal in late May after leaving a game in the second inning due to right calf tightness, but the 36-year-old started the following day. Consider Cruz day-to-day for now as the Mariners are set to battle Minnesota again Wednesday.

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
3 weeks ago

Cruz was 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored during the Mariners' 7-1 win over the Rays on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Since May 29, a span in which the Mariners are 6-1, Cruz is hitting .375 and the 36-year-old is now slashing .293/.379/.564. Cruz figures to be in Seattle's lineup almost every night, since he can slide into right field when is not assigned to the designated hitter's spot.

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
3 weeks ago

Cruz (hand) went 3-for-4 with a double, a solo home run and two runs in Saturday's 9-2 win over the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger's bruised hand, which he suffered in Thursday's game against the Rockies, clearly has not been an issue, as Cruz has now gone 5-for-7 with two doubles, Saturday's homer and three runs over the two games since his return. Cruz continues to lead the Mariners in round trippers (13) and RBI (43) while tying with several other teammates for the team high in doubles (10).

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
3 weeks ago

Cruz (hand) is back in the lineup Friday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz was removed from Thursday's game after being hit on the hand by a pitch, but it seems like that was more of a precautionary measure at this point. He'll resume his normal spot in the lineup, batting cleanup and acting as Seattle's designated hitter versus Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi.