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Luis Cruz | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 170
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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The Cubs have voided Luis Cruz's contract.
Cruz agreed to a minor league deal back in December but has failed his physical. It's unclear what ailment he's dealing with, but he'll now have to look elsewhere for a job. Feb 19 - 2:24 PM

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Cubs signed LHP Luis Cruz to a minor league contract.

Cruz, 25, was released by the Astros in November after posting a 4.27 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over 116 innings this year in Triple-A. The 5-foot-9 lefty has struggled at the upper levels in the minors, but the Cubs will take a chance on him.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 01:13:00 PM

Astros released LHP Luis Cruz.

Cruz had an underwhelming 4.27 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 116 innings this past season for the Astros' Triple-A team. The 25-year-old lefty has never pitched in the majors, and it probably won't happen in 2016.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 03:38:00 PM

Astros optioned LHP Luis Cruz to Triple-A Fresno; re-assigned C Luis Flores to minor league camp.

Cruz was set back by a hand injury during camp, but he had little chance to crack the Opening Day roster, anyway. The 24-year-old will get some more minor league seasoning.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 08:51:00 AM

Luis Cruz (hand) will resume throwing off a mound on Tuesday.

Cruz jammed his hand trying to field a ground ball during pitcher's fielding practice on Friday, forcing him to miss a few days of work. He'll be fine, but the lefty is not expected to crack the Opening Day roster.
Mon, Mar 2, 2015 06:20:00 PM

Luis Cruz was forced to take Saturday off from throwing due to swelling in his pitching hand.

Cruz sustained the injury on Friday when he jammed his hand trying to field a ground ball during pitcher's fielding practice. He's hopeful that he'll be able to play catch on Sunday and resume mound work shortly after.
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 03:42:00 PM

Astros optioned LHP Luis Cruz to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Cruz, a 5-foot-9 left-hander, was protected from the Rule 5 Draft after he posted a 4.56 ERA and 150/44 K/BB ratio over 130 1/3 innings last season between High-A Lancaster and Double-A Corpus Christi. His secondary numbers were better than the results suggest, so the Astros are hoping the 23-year-old will continue to progress.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 02:20:00 PM

Astros purchased the contract of LHP Luis Cruz from Double-A Corpus Christi.

The former ninth-round pick logged a 4.56 ERA and 1.23 WHIP across two levels (High-A Lancaster, in addition to Corpus Christi) this past season. He stands only 5-foot-9, 170 pounds, but he's a 23-year-old lefty that has shown just enough promise for Houston to protect him from inclusion in next month's Rule 5 Draft.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 11:52:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Mike Montgomery
6Trevor Cahill
7Travis Wood
8Carl Edwards Jr.
9Joe Nathan
10Zac Rosscup