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Frankie De La Cruz | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/12/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 213
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Brewers signed RHP Frankie De La Cruz to a minor league contract.
He returns to Milwaukee after posting a 3.80 ERA but ugly 57/58 K/BB ratio over 94 2/3 Triple-A innings with the Cubs. De La Cruz will not be invited to spring training. Fri, Nov 16, 2012 12:08:00 PM

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Cubs sent RHP Frankie De La Cruz outright to Triple-A Iowa.

De La Cruz was out of minor league options, but he decided to accept the assignment to Triple-A. The 28-year-old right-hander was claimed off waivers from the Brewers earlier this spring and will function as organizational relief depth this season for the Cubs.
Thu, Apr 5, 2012 10:36:00 AM

Cubs claimed RHP Frankie De La Cruz off waivers from the Brewers.

De La Cruz was cut by the Brewers after allowing right runs -- seven earned -- over his first 3 1/3 spring innings. The right-hander has a pretty decent arm, though, and has experiences as both a starter and reliever. He's out of options and seems likely to crack the Cubs' Opening Day roster as a long man.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 02:15:00 PM

If Chris Narveson (thumb) is unable to start Monday during the doubleheader with the Pirates, Frankie De La Cruz could get the ball in his place.

The options are to either go with De La Cruz in what would likely be an abbreviated start since he threw an inning out of the bullpen Thursday and Friday, or call up someone, likely Michael Fiers, for the outing. Wily Peralta is not being considered for the start. Narveson will test out the thumb Saturday before a decision is made. The way the Brewers are going, they could probably let Ron Roenicke make the start and still come away victorious.
Sat, Aug 20, 2011 02:15:00 PM

Brewers purchased the contract of RHP Eulogio De La Cruz from Triple-A Nashville.

De La Cruz is 7-6 with a 3.88 ERA in 25 games -- 23 starts -- with Nashville this season, striking out 126 over 137 innings. He could start for the Brewers over the weekend in place of the injured Chris Narveson, though Marco Estrada is also being considered. Zack Greinke is expected to be pushed up a day to start Friday.
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 09:45:00 PM

Brewers signed RHP Eulogio De La Cruz to a minor league contract.

Cruz spent the entire 2010 season in Japan, pitching for the Yakult Swallows of the Central League. He doesn't have much experience in the major leagues and is unlikely to break through with the Brew Crew.
Wed, Jan 12, 2011 05:28:00 PM

Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker reports that right-hander Eulogio De La Cruz is headed for Japan.

Newman cites a report out of Japan that states that the hard-throwing right-hander will join the Yakult Swallows of the Central League, with an official announcement expected next week. De La Cruz, 25, was released by the Padres earlier this week. He has an 11.84 ERA in 15 career major league appearances, most recently with the Marlins in April.
Source: NPB Tracker
Fri, Dec 11, 2009 07:56:00 PM

Padres released RHP Eulogio De La Cruz.

De La Cruz was acquired from the Marlins back in March, but was designated for assignment by the big club after allowing two runs over 3 1/3 innings in April. He spent the rest of the season with Triple-A Portland, posting a 3.12 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP in 69 1/3 innings.
Wed, Dec 9, 2009 03:41:00 PM

Padres designated RHP Eulogio De La Cruz for assignment.

De La Cruz had allowed two runs in 3 2/3 innings with the Padres. He has significantly more upside than Edward Mujica, so we think the Padres should have kept him. Still, he's not ready to be a quality reliever just yet.
Mon, Apr 27, 2009 05:56:00 PM

Padres acquired RHP Eulogio De La Cruz from the Marlins for cash considerations.

It wasn't a straight waiver claim, but it's still a nice grab for the Padres. De La Cruz lacks polish for a 25-year-old, but he has the stuff to excel out of the pen and it's possible he'll break through this year.
Wed, Mar 25, 2009 10:15:00 PM

The Padres have reportedly claimed RHP Eulogio De La Cruz off waivers from the Marlins.

Because he was out of options, De La Cruz appeared to have a very good chance of making the Marlins, and he had hardly embarrassed himself while giving up four runs -- two earned -- in 5 1/3 innings this spring. He's an excellent pickup for the Padres. With his 92-95 mph fastball and plus changeup, he has the stuff to serve as a setup man or maybe a closer someday. He's easily a better bet than either relief prospect the team picked up from the Cardinals in the Khalil Greene deal.
Wed, Mar 25, 2009 06:31:00 PM

Eulogio De La Cruz pitched two scoreless innings in his start against the Dominican Republic on Tuesday.

De La Cruz did allow three hits, but it was still an impressive outing against a loaded lineup. Since he's out of options, he'll likely need only a decent spring to guarantee himself a spot in Florida's pen. He'd also be an option for the rotation if Andrew Miller pitches himself back to the minors.
Tue, Mar 3, 2009 04:52:00 PM

Marlins recalled RHP Eulogio De La Cruz from Triple-A Albuquerque.

De La Cruz went 13-8 with a 4.34 ERA, which is quite impressive for an Albuquerque pitcher. However, he was lit up in one start and two relief appearances for Florida earlier this season. He'll probably be reserved for mop-up duties this month.
Mon, Sep 1, 2008 11:59:00 PM

Marlins optioned RHP Eulogio De La Cruz to Triple-A Albuquerque.

De La Cruz allowed five earned runs in his first relief appearance last Wednesday, and the Marlins were afraid to use him after that. His only other appearance came last night, when he allowed two runs -- one earned -- in 1 1/3 innings. The team picked a truly awful way to handle one of its best young arms. Taylor Tankersley could take his place in the pen.
Wed, Jul 2, 2008 05:32:00 PM

Eulogio De La Cruz was charged with six runs -- five earned -- without retiring a batter Wednesday in his first appearance out of the Marlins' pen.

De La Cruz was a starter all year in Triple-A. If the Marlins were giving serious thought to calling him up to act as a reliever, wouldn't the smart move have been to have him make a couple of appearances out of the pen in Triple-A? To bring him to the majors and change his role in one fell swoop, well, it seems like it was too much for the 24-year-old to handle.
Wed, Jun 25, 2008 11:21:00 PM

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