Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
2 days ago

Cruz went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run during Thursday's win over Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Now up to 12 homers, 40 RBI, 20 runs and a .296/.379/.568 slash line, Cruz is well on his way to another high-end fantasy campaign. While Thursday's bomb was against righty Jacob Turner and not lefty Gio Gonzlaez, it's still worth highlighting that the slugger entered Thursday's game with a .438 wOBA against southpaws dating back to the 2015 campaign. Cruz's dominance against left-handed pitchers shouldn't be overlooked in daily contests.

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
3 days ago

Cruz is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz is batting just .167 over his past seven games played, and with the Mariners playing in a National League park, he'll head to the bench for a night off. Ben Gamel will take over in right field for the evening, but look for Cruz to return to action Thursday given that manager Scott Servais wants him to play two out of the three games in Washington.

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
5 days ago

Cruz will likely start in right field in the upcoming series against the Nationals and manager Scott Servais hopes to play him in two out of the series' three games, Todd Milles of The News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the three-game set unfolding in a National League park, the Mariners can work their red-hot slugger into the lineup by having him take the field for the first time in 2017. Cruz has smacked four homers in his last 11 games and racked up 14 RBI thus far in May.

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
5 days ago

Cruz went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 8-1 loss to the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz's power display was all the offense Seattle could muster against Derek Holland and the ChiSox Sunday. The 36-year-old slugger hasn't let age slow him down at all in 2017, and he's been one of the most valuable fantasy bats in the league so far this season. He now has 11 home runs, 37 RBI and a slash line of .301/.383/.564 in 183 plate appearances. Keep riding the veteran and enjoy it.

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
1 week ago

Cruz went 2-for-3 with a home run and a walk in Tuesday's game against Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Cruz's first-inning solo blast accounted for the only run scored off A's starter Andrew Triggs. Now in his 13th MLB season, the 36-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down. Cruz ranks in the AL's top-10 in batting average (.326), homers (10), RBI (34) and OPS (1.016).

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
2 weeks ago

Cruz went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Monday's 6-5 win over the A's.

EDGE Analysis

There's not much Cruz's fantasy owners can complain about these days, as he's now up to nine home runs, 17 runs scored, 33 RBI and a slash line of .319/.406/.578. If the 36-year-old can stay healthy all year long, there's certainly no reason to believe that he can't reach the 40-homer mark for the fourth straight season.

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
2 weeks ago

Cruz went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double during Thursday's loss to Toronto.

EDGE Analysis

Now up to 16 runs, eight doubles, eight home runs, 31 RBI and a .331/.413/.595 slash line, Cruz is on track to post another monster campaign. Considering his on-base percentage, it's a little surprising to see such a low run total from Cruz, and especially since he has driven himself in eight times. The lower half of the Seattle lineup isn't that strong, though, so it might be difficult for the slugger to post a third consecutive 90-run campaign.

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
2 weeks ago

Cruz is batting fourth as the designated hitter Thursday against the Blue Jays, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Cruz is set to rejoin the Mariners' lineup with the team back in Toronto for an American League series. The 36-year-old has been bothered by some hamstring soreness that kept him from playing the field against the Phillies, so it will be something to keep in mind when the Mariners visit Colorado and Washington later in the month.

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
2 weeks ago

Cruz is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

According to Greg Johns of MLB.com, Cruz has been battling some hamstring soreness, and of course there is no DH in the series in Philadelphia. It sounds like Cruz should be OK to return to his normal DH duties in Toronto, but it's something to keep in mind for later in the month with trips to Washington and Colorado on tap for the Mariners. Cruz has not played a game in the outfield yet this year.

Nelson Cruz
RF/DH SEA
3 weeks ago

Cruz is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Mariners headed to an NL park, the Mariners will choose not to deploy Cruz, who battled hamstring tightness earlier in the year, in the outfield. Manager Scott Servais did say Cruz would be available to pinch hit if needed.