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Kelvin De La Cruz | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 187
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Orioles sent LHP Kelvin De La Cruz outright to Triple-A Norfolk.
De La Cruz cleared waivers after being designated for assignment over the weekend. The 25-year-old will serve as bullpen depth in Triple-A. Mar 25 - 2:33 PM

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Orioles designated LHP Kelvin De La Cruz for assignment.

A hamstring injury limited De La Cruz this spring, never giving him a chance to make the club in a bullpen role. The left-hander was removed from the 40-man roster to make room for David Adams, whom the O's claimed off waivers from the Indians.
Mar 22 - 7:10 PM

Kelvin De La Cruz (hamstring) threw off a half mound Monday morning in Orioles camp.

De La Cruz is getting back into the swing of things after suffering a minor left hamstring injury last week. The 25-year-old is aiming to make the Orioles' Opening Day roster as a left-handed relief specialist.
Feb 17 - 10:57 AM

Kelvin De La Cruz was forced to throw on flat ground instead of a bullpen mound on Saturday due to a sore left hamstring.

The injury appears to be minor, and the 25-year-old southpaw is scheduled to work from a regular mound in two days. After a strong showing at the Triple-A level in 2013, De La Cruz has a decent chance of making the Opening Day bullpen as a left-handed specialist.
Feb 15 - 2:57 PM

Orioles signed LHP Kelvin De La Cruz to a one-year contract.

De La Cruz managed to land a major league deal after posting a 2.89 ERA and 78/35 K/BB ratio over 62 1/3 innings this past season with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate. The Orioles will give the 25-year-old an opportunity as a left-handed specialist.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 05:50:00 PM

Nationals signed LHP Kelvin De La Cruz to a minor league contract.

Signed as an international free agent in 2006, De La Cruz has a career 4.35 ERA over parts of six seasons in the minors. The 24-year-old should open 2013 at the Triple-A level with the Nationals.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 11:09:00 PM

Dodgers signed LHP Kelvin De La Cruz to a minor league contract.

De La Cruz has yet to reach Triple-A despite being in pro ball for seven years. He's merely organizational depth.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 04:35:00 PM

Tigers sent LHP Kelvin De La Cruz outright to Double-A Erie.

De La Cruz was designated for assignment by the Tigers on Monday and passed through waivers without much interest. He's struggled this year at the Double-A level.
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 03:31:00 PM

Tigers designated LHP Kelvin De La Cruz for assignment.

The Tigers needed the extra spot on the 40-man roster after the trade for Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante. De La Cruz has been ineffective at Double-A this year, holding a 4.86 ERA over 19 games -- 17 starts.
Mon, Jul 23, 2012 07:24:00 PM

Tigers claimed LHP Kelvin De La Cruz off waivers from the Indians, optioned him to Double-A Erie.

The 23-year-old left-hander posted a 4.19 ERA and 95/57 K/BB ratio over 86 innings last season at the Double-A level. He seems unlikely to be up with the big club this season.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 01:42:00 PM

Indians designated LHP Kelvin De La Cruz for assignment.

He was cleared in order to make room for Rick VandenHurk on the 40-man roster. De La Cruz has to be wondering if anybody wants him at this point, as the Rangers acquired him from the Indians last month, but then flipped him right back to Cleveland last week.
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 02:58:00 PM

Indians optioned LHP Kelvin De La Cruz to Double-A Akron.

De La Cruz was re-acquired from the Rangers for cash Thursday after they dealt him just last month. The 23-year-old left-hander posted a 4.19 ERA and 95/57 K/BB ratio over 86 innings last season at the Double-A level and isn't big league-ready yet.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 08:38:00 AM

Indians acquired LHP Kelvin De La Cruz from the Rangers for a player to be named later.

The Indians just traded De La Cruz to the Rangers last month to make room for Casey Kotchman on the 40-man roster, but they apparently had second thoughts about giving up on him. The 23-year-old left-hander posted a 4.19 ERA and 95/57 K/BB ratio over 86 innings last season at the Double-A level. He was recently sidelined due to left forearm stiffness.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 03:13:00 PM

Kelvin De La Cruz (forearm) is scheduled to long-toss Friday.

De La Cruz was scratched from Thursday's intrasquad game due to left forearm stiffness, but it's not considered to be a big deal. The 23-year-old left-hander is a longshot to crack the Opening Day roster.
Fri, Mar 2, 2012 11:22:00 AM

Kelvin De La Cruz was scratched from Thursday's intrasquad game due to left forearm stiffness.

He is considered day-to-day. De La Cruz was acquired from the Indians last month for cash considerations. The 23-year-old left-hander posted a 4.19 ERA and 95/57 K/BB ratio over 86 innings last season at the Double-A level.
Thu, Mar 1, 2012 12:58:00 PM

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4Matt Wieters
1B1Chris Davis
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2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
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CF1Adam Jones
RF1Nick Markakis
DH1Nelson Cruz
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4Andrew Miller
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6T.J. McFarland
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