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Nelson Cruz’s $12 million option for next season exercised by Twins

Nelson Cruz’s $12 million option for next season has been exercised by the Minnesota Twins. The 39-year-old designated hitter agreed in January to a contract with a $14 million salary …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Twins DH Nelson Cruz goes on IL with ruptured wrist tendon

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was placed on the 10-day injured list because of a ruptured tendon in his left wrist. Cruz was injured on a swing Thursday night …

UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019

Twins put slugger Nelson Cruz on 10-day injured list

The Minnesota Twins placed Nelson Cruz on the 10-day injured list with a strained left wrist that was showing improvement but not enough to avoid sidelining him.

Twins sign Nelson Cruz for DH power, clubhouse leadership

With an opening for a designated hitter and a need for more power in the lineup, the Minnesota Twins found quite a fit on the free agent market with a …

Ex-Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz agrees to deal with Twins

The Twins continued their quest for power during the offseason by agreeing to terms with veteran designated hitter Nelson Cruz on Thursday.

Mariners top Rangers 3-1 to finish off 2018

Adrian Beltre and the Texas Rangers were shut down by Seattle starter Roenis Elias in the Mariners’ 3-1 win on Sunday that closed out the 2018 season. The day was …

Nelson Cruz, Denard Span hit back-to-back homers to lead Mariners to victory

SEATTLE – Nelson Cruz and Denard Span hit back-to-back home runs, and the Seattle Mariners overcame sloppy infield defense to beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Wednesday night. Despite winning …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018

Kyle Seager and Nelson Cruz power Mariners to 6-3 win over Blue Jays

Kyle Seager hit two home runs and Nelson Cruz added another as the Seattle Mariners powered their way to a 6-3 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Mediocre Felix Hernandez no factor in Mariners’ loss

In the end, Felix Hernandez’s outing – five innings, two runs allowed on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts – didn’t factor much in the Mariners’ eventual 7-3 …

Nelson Cruz, James Paxton power Mariners over Astros

James Paxton excelled in his return from the disabled list, Nelson Cruz had a two-run double in the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Houston Astros 2-0 on …

UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

Larry Stone: The Mariners need to keep top slugger Nelson Cruz in Seattle

In his first three years in Seattle, Nelson Cruz averaged 42 homers, 105 RBIs and a .925 OPS. And this year, even with a stint on the disabled list, he …

UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018

Two snubbed Mariners worthy of spots in All-Star Game

The excitement of who was selected was tempered by the disappointment for who was snubbed.

Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz pulled with bruised foot after second hit by pitch

Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz was pulled from a game with a bruised right foot after being hit by a pitch in the fourth inning Tuesday night.

UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018

Nelson Cruz, Robinson Cano hit home runs as Mariners rally past Rangers 9-7

Nelson Cruz homered for the 100th time at his former ballpark, Robinson Cano added a tiebreaking shot and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 9-7 victory over the Texas …

Mariners activate Nelson Cruz from disabled list

Slugger Nelson Cruz has been activated from the 10-day disabled list by the Seattle Mariners after being out since the opening weekend of the season due to an ankle injury.

UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018

Out of Right Field: Mitch Haniger fills in admirably

When cleanup hitter Nelson Cruz went down with a freak injury in the second game of the season, things could have headed south in a hurry for the Mariners.

UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018

Out of Right Field: M’s are on the mend

The Mariners finally got some good news on the injury front.

Out of Right Field: Ice could have come in handy for Mariners in Minnesota

Why the heck when the Twins built a new stadium, didn’t they at least put a roof on it?

Mariners place Nelson Cruz on 10-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain

The Mariners have placed Nelson Cruz on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle and recalled infielder/outfielder Taylor Motter from Class AAA Tacoma to take his spot on …

UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018

Out of Right Field: Interleague series gives Nelson Cruz time to heal

With a day off Monday and a two-game interleague series in San Francisco starting Tuesday, Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz could get a couple of extra days of rest for …

UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018

Larry Stone: Baseball’s cruel nature on display in loss of game, Nelson Cruz for Mariners

Scott Servais was in the dugout Saturday, engrossed in the Mariners’ comeback attempt against Cleveland, when the unfathomable news was relayed to him: En route to the batting cage midgame,

UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018

Out of Right Field: Injury bug hits M’s … AGAIN!

The Mariners couldn’t make it through the first week of the season unscathed.

UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018

James Paxton roughed up as Indians deal Mariners first loss of the season

A bad outing from James Paxton, an injury to Nelson Cruz and a disappointing 6-5 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Saturday afternoon served as a reminder that baseball fortunes …

UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018

Mariners blow five-run lead in the final two innings in loss to Rockies

The Mariners squandered a solid outing by Rob Whalen and five-run lead going into the eighth inning in an 8-7 loss to the Rockies. Seattle also had Nelson Cruz (strained …

Mariners’ Nelson Cruz wins Edgar Martinez Award

Nelson Cruz has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Edgar Martinez Outstanding Designated Hitter Award, as announced by Major League Baseball on Thursday. This marks Cruz’s first career …

Mariners’ Nelson Cruz named Silver Slugger at DH

Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz has been selected to the 2017 American League Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger team. The award is the second of Cruz’s career after he was …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017

Mariners need to make another big offseason splash

It was four years ago when, seeking to jolt the franchise out of its extended doldrums, the Mariners shocked the baseball world by shelling out $240 million to sign second …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017

Mariners beat Cleveland Indians on Nelson Cruz’s walk-off home run

Nelson Cruz hit a game-ending two-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Friday night.

Seattle baseball writers select Nelson Cruz as Mariners player of year

Nelson Cruz is already reaping rewards for a record-breaking season that has him poised to lead the American League in runs batted in for the first time in his 13-year …

Mariners down Rays behind strong effort from Erasmo Ramirez

A three-run first inning on Friday provided the perfect start for the Mariners to a 12-game trip that spans four cities and will likely determine whether they play meaningful games …