Nelson Cruz RUMORS & NEWS

  • Twins pick up Nelson Cruz's option for 2020, reports say

    Sporting News "The Minnesota Twins have picked up Nelson Cruz's option for 2020, according to multiple reports. The 39-year-old Cruz signed a $14 million contract in January that included an option year for $12 million. Cruz said after the Twins' loss to the Yankees in the..." November 01

  • Nelson Cruz's $12M Club Contract Option Picked Up by Twins, Avoids Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Twins got an early start on planning for next season by reportedly exercising their 2020 option on Nelson Cruz.  Per MLB Network's Jon Heyman, the American League Central champions will pay Cruz $12 million in the second year of his..." October 09

  • Nelson Cruz Hopes Twins Pick Up 2020 Option

    MLB Trade Rumors "Chatting before tonight’s ALDS opener, Twins slugger Nelson Cruz made clear that he’s hoping to stay in Minnesota for at least one more season.’s Do-Hyoung Park was among those covering the interview (video via Twitter). Cruz’s contract paid..." October 05

  • Twins DH Nelson Cruz launches 400th career home run

    ESPN "Minnesota Twins slugger Nelson Cruz hit his 400th career home run, becoming the 57th player in major league history to reach the mark. Cruz connected in the fourth inning Sunday for his 40th homer of the season. He became the third player in Twins history to hit 40 home..." September 23

  • 39-Year-Old Nelson Cruz Is the Heart of MLB's Most Powerful Lineup Ever

    Bleacher Report "On Aug. 31, Minnesota Twins catcher Mitch Garver smacked his second home run of the day in a game against the Detroit Tigers. It was also the 268th home run hit by a Twins batter in 2019. With that, Minnesota set the MLB record for long balls by a club in a single season, surpassing..." September 04

  • Twins activate All-Star Nelson Cruz from injured list

    Sportsnaut "The Minnesota Twins will get some pop back into the lineup as they look to win the AL Central and break the single-season home run mark. Minnesota announced on Monday that it has activated six-time All-Star slugger Nelson Cruz off the injured list. Cruz, 39, has missed the..." August 19

  • Nelson Cruz will not need surgery for wrist injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Nelson Cruz is currently on the injured list with a wrist ailment that also forced him to miss time earlier in the season, but the Minnesota Twins slugger got some good news after visiting with a specialist on Monday. Cruz has been diagnosed with a ruptured ECU tendon in his left..." August 12

  • Twins Place Nelson Cruz On 10-Day IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins announced today that they have placed slugger Nelson Cruz on the 10-day injured list. Righty Cody Stashak was called up to take the open roster spot. Cruz was diagnosed with a wrist strain after leaving last night’s game in the middle of a plate..." August 09

  • Nelson Cruz leaves Twins-Indians game Thursday with strained wrist

    SKOR North "The Minnesota Twins are facing the biggest series of the 2019 season to date, and at least for the rest of Thursday night, they’ll need to face that task without veteran slugger Nelson Cruz, who left Thursday’s game with a strained left wrist. Cruz was batting cleanup in..." August 09

  • Nelson Cruz having one of best 'old guy' seasons ever "Baseball is trending younger, and that's not exactly a newsworthy statement. It's been talked about at length here and elsewhere for years, as young stars like Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña Jr. arrive in the big leagues prepared to succeed immediately, and as teams become more aware..." August 06

  • How Nelson Cruz and other new faces changed the course for the Twins

    Sporting News "A year ago at the start of July, the Twins were 11 games below .500 and effectively out of their division race. After looking like a team on the rise at the end of the 2017 season, they finished last season 13 games behind the Indians in the AL Central. A shift in direction was in..." July 02

  • Twins Activate Nelson Cruz From IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Twins announced Monday that they’ve reinstated designated hitter Nelson Cruzfrom the injured list and optioned infielder Luis Arraez to Triple-A Rochester in order to create roster space. Cruz, 38, missed nearly three weeks with a left wrist strain but will..." June 03

  • Twins place Nelson Cruz on 10-day IL, recall Luis Arraez

    Fox Sports "Veteran Nelson Cruz has landed on the injured list, while second baseman Luis Arraez is joining the Minnesota Twins after just three games in Triple-A. The Twins announced the move Friday ahead of a game against the Seattle Mariners. Cruz, who hasn’t played since..." May 17