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Nelson Cruz | Designated Hitter | #23

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (36) / 7/1/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1998 / UDFA / NYM
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Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, five RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 11-1 win over the A's.
Monster showing from Cruz in this one. He started off his RBI binge in modest enough fashion, driving home a run via a bases-loaded walk in the third inning. He opted to forego the modesty a few innings later, slugging a three-run home run in the seventh to boost the Mariners to a 9-1 advantage. Just for good measure, he tacked on an RBI double in the ninth. The veteran slugger has yet to go on a power tear, but that could be coming soon. Cruz has picked up hits in eight of his last 10 games, with all three of his home runs coming in that space. He has crushed at least 40 in each of the last three seasons. Apr 23 - 8:25 PM

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Career Stats
YearTMGABH2B3BHRRBIRBBKSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2005MLW851100012000.200.429.400.829
2006TEX4113029306221573210.223.261.385.645
2007TEX963077215293435218724.235.287.384.671
2008TEX31115389172619172831.330.421.6091.030
2009TEX12846212021133767549118204.260.332.524.856
2010TEX1083991273132278603881174.318.374.576.950
2011TEX1244751252812987643311695.263.312.509.821
2012TEX1595851524502490864814084.260.319.460.779
2013TEX1094131101802776493510951.266.327.506.833
2014BAL15961316632240108875514045.271.333.525.859
2015SEA1525901782214493905916432.302.369.566.936
2016SEA15558916927143105966215920.287.360.555.915
Career Totals:1270468312872521228479567742611747430.275.338.516.853

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Daniel Vogelbach
2Danny Valencia
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Shawn O'Malley
3Mike Freeman
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Guillermo Heredia
2Taylor Motter
CF1Jarrod Dyson
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Mitch Haniger
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Robert Whalen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Nick Vincent
4Evan Scribner
5Marc Rzepczynski
6James Pazos
7Evan Marshall
8Tony Zych
9Shae Simmons
10Chris Heston