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NELSON CRUZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

2015 MLB Qualifying Offer Breakdown

Last winter, Nelson Cruz sat by his phone lonesomely awaiting a call from anyone. He must have been motivated by the howling silence leading up to his one-year, $8 million deal with Baltimore, because, as you know, he led the league in home runs with 40 and put himself in an excellent position to avoid the same situation this winter. But who knows? Maybe he’ll go through the whole...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Nelson Cruz wants to stay

The Baltimore Orioles fell to the Kansas City Royals last night by the score of 2-1, ending their season in a four-game sweep in the ALCS. Heading into the off season, the Orioles look to retain the biggest piece of the offense by re-signing Nelson Cruz, who lead the team in home runs and RBI this season. Reports are that Cruz wants to stay in Baltimore, but it would take an expensive...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles plan to extend qualifying offer to Cruz, decline Markakis option

The Orioles are interested in re-signing outfielder/DH Nelson Cruz and outfielder Nick Markakis, but with the Orioles still ensconced in the playoffs, it seems the team will likely have to make one-year calls on both players, and word is the team plans to extend a $15.3 million qualifying offer to Cruz, but decline Markakis' $17.5 million option. Neither decison comes as a surprise...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners notebook: Looking at Cruz and wondering what might have been

It’s hard for the Mariners to look at outfielder Nelson Cruz anchoring the middle of Baltimore’s lineup as the American League Championship Series unfolds and not wonder what might have been. The Mariners had a deal in place last winter with Cruz, then a free agent, for roughly $7.5 million in 2014 with a club option of about $9 million for 2105…before ownership backed away...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles trying to get deal done with Nelson Cruz

The Orioles are pushing to get a deal done with outfielder Nelson Cruz, sources told FOX Sports. Cruz recently changed agents from Wasserman Media Group to Relativity Sports. Cruz, who signed a one-year deal in the offseason, clubbed a career-best 40 home runs in 2014. He also hit .271 with a .525 slugging percentage, .859 OPS, 32 doubles, 87 runs and a career-high 108 RBI in 159 games.
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Earn ALDS Sweep, Advance To ALCS After 2-1 Win Over Tigers

DETROIT — Nelson Cruz sliced a two-run homer for his latest big postseason hit, and the Baltimore Orioles swept aside Detroit’s Cy Young Award winners to hold off the Tigers 2-1 Sunday and reach the AL Championship Series for the first time since 1997. Bud Norris outpitched David Price in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. The Tigers scored in the ninth and put the tying run on...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles complete sweep of Tigers in ALDS behind Cruz's two-run homer

  Nelson Cruz sliced a two-run homer for his latest big postseason hit, and the Baltimore Orioles swept aside Detroit's Cy Young Award winners to hold off the Tigers 2-1 Sunday and reach the American League Championship Series for the first time since 1997. Bud Norris outpitched David Price in Game 3 of the AL Division Series. The Tigers scored in the ninth and put the tying...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Nelson Cruz extension talks to wait until offseason

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz is having one of his best seasons, if not the very best season, of his career. Not only that, but he has been a huge part of the postseason bound Orioles' offensive production. The kind of season Cruz is having is the kind of season you'd expect from a player with a big multi-year contract. However, Cruz came to the Orioles in somewhat...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Nelson Cruz hopes to stay in Baltimore

The Baltimore Orioles signed Nelson Cruz to an 8 million dollar deal back in February hoping the slugger would return to the player he was in Texas. The first place Birds have received everything they asked for, and more. Now, Cruz has significant interest in signing an extension with the club.#454433018 / gettyimages.comCruz said his agent and the Orioles have had talks since post...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz goes on selfie rampage at All-Star Game

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz took a bunch of selfies with his American League All-Star teammates during batting practice before Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis.Cruz made sure to get pictures of himself with Derek Jeter, Mike Trout, Robinson Cano, and Yu Darvish along with so many others. Selfie with the Captain. Selfie con el Capitan. #DerekJeter...
Via Holdout Sports
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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