Nelson Cruz RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nelson Cruz had to pay up to wear No. 23 for Rays

    Larry Brown Sports "Nelson Cruz has worn No. 23 at every MLB stop he’s made since 2014. The same will be true with the Tampa Bay Rays, but the number did not come cheap. Cruz has been the subject of trade rumors for weeks, and the topic came up at the MLB All-Star Game last week. Cruz said Rays..." July 23

  • Rays jumped on Nelson Cruz trade because Padres were looming

    The Athletic "Two Triple-A right-handers who ranked among the better prospects in the Rays’ pitching-rich system might sound like a steep price for a rental hitter, even one as gifted as Nelson Cruz. But, as always, the Rays have more pitching coming. According to major-league sources, they..." July 23

  • Seven-time All-Star Nelson Cruz traded to the Tampa Bay Rays

    Sportsnaut "Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz is among the biggest names on the MLB trade block with the deadline quickly approaching next week. It now looks like the veteran slugger is on the move. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Tampa Bay Rays are finalizing a..." July 22

  • Multiple NL Clubs Have Considered Nelson Cruz

    MLB Trade Rumors "It wouldn’t be deadline season without teams getting creative. Both ESPN’s Jeff Passan and’s Mark Feinsand report that at least a pair of NL clubs has explored the possibility of acquiring Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz. Passan notes that..." July 22

  • If traded, these 10 MLB players would create CHAOS "The fun of Trade Deadline rumors, to me, is imagining big stars in uniforms they’ve never worn before. Mark McGwire in a Cardinals uniform? Randy Johnson as an Astro? Cliff Lee to the Phillies? Mark Teixeira to the Angels? CC Sabathia to the Brewers? A good Deadline deal makes your eyes..." July 21

  • Nelson Cruz suitors revealed ahead of MLB trade deadline

    Clutch Points "The hot stove of the MLB trade deadline is buzzing. Joey Gallo and Kris Bryant appear to be the top two prizes of this deadline period. However, Minnesota Twinsdesignated hitter Nelson Cruz is expected to have a ton of interest–primarily from American League teams, of..." July 19

  • The Best Fits For Twins' Nelson Cruz

    MLB Trade Rumors "As the Twins’ miserable season has continued, there’s been increasing talk of them operating as a deadline seller over the next three weeks. Nearly every contender will ask about Jose Berrios. There’s been speculation about the availability of Taylor..." July 10

  • What if the Orioles extended Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis after 2014?

    The Athletic "So much has changed for the Orioles since 2014, when they won the American League East and reached the ALCS, only to be swept by a white-hot Kansas City Royals club that prevented Baltimore from hosting its first World Series since 1983. The Orioles now have a different manager, a..." May 26

  • Minnesota Twins star Nelson Cruz (wrist) to miss fourth straight game

    Sportsnaut "Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz is not in the lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the host Cleveland Indians due to a bruised wrist. It will be the fourth straight missed game by Cruz, who will be replaced in the lineup by Josh Donaldson, who will bat second..." May 23