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Fantasy Update

Apr 13, 2014
Nelson Cruz is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.
KFFL Apr 2, 2014

Orioles | Nelson Cruz paying early dividends

Baltimore Orioles OF Nelson Cruz was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Wednesday, April 2, ...
Baltimore Sun Apr 2, 2014

Outfielder Nelson Cruz makes good first impression as he tries to get settled

Nelson Cruz didn't have a relaxing off day in his new city Tuesday, spending most of the afternoon looking for a place to live. But some recognized and even congratulated the slugger.
Baltimore Sun Apr 1, 2014

Nelson Cruz hits solo home run in 7th to lift Orioles to 2-1 win over Red Sox on Opening Day

Boston threatens in the ninth, but closer Tommy Hunter seals the one-run victoryThe path that brought Nelson Cruz to the orange carpet for Opening Day introductions at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon wasn’t the one he imagined months ago when he became a free agent. But if there was any doubt in his mind whether he landed in the right place, those questions were answered quickly.
Boston Globe Mar 31, 2014

Jon Lester’s fine effort ruined by nemesis Nelson Cruz

BALTIMORE — Every pitcher has a nemesis, and Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz is one of Jon Lester’s biggest.    
MASN Sports Mar 31, 2014

Nelson Cruz on his homer and other clubhouse quotes - Steve Melewski

The Orioles improved to 39-22 all-time on opening day with today's win over Boston. They have won 11 of their last 14 openers, including the last four in a row. Here are more clubhouse quotes from the 2-1 victory. Nelson...
MASN Sports Mar 31, 2014

Cruz with big homer, Hunter the save as O's win opening day thriller - Steve Melewski

Nelson Cruz was signed by the Orioles to add even more pop to a power-laden team. He delivered big for his new team today. In his third O's plate appearance, Cruz homered to left on the first pitch leading off...

Cruz gives Orioles lead, Britton gives them sinking feeling - School of Roch

Nelson Cruz just delivered his Welcome to Baltimore moment. Cruz homered on the first pitch from Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester leading off the bottom of the seventh, the ball easily clearing the left field fence to break a 1-1 tie. Cruz is 1-for-2 with a walk today and is...
Baltimore Sun Mar 28, 2014

Off-day O's updates on Nelson Cruz, Jonathan Schoop, Norfolk game and Johnny Monell

SARASOTA, FLA. – Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz, who was hit in the helmet by a pitch during Thursday’s Grapefruit League finale and was forced out of the game, is feeling better today and will be ready for Opening Day on Monday.
MASN Sports Mar 28, 2014

Quick Cruz update - School of Roch

TAMPA - Nelson Cruz is fine. Quick enough? Cruz will attend Sunday's workout at Camden Yards and remains available for opening day. He's expected to start in left field against Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester. He probably will serve as...
DRaysBay Mar 28, 2014

Rays spring training video highlights 3.27.2014

Alex Cobb hit Nelson Cruz in the head, but Cruz appears to be okay. Here are the highlights of the Rays spring training game from yesterday. Everyone will focus on the part where Alex Cobb hits Nelson Cruz with a pitch in the head. If that were my wedding proposal at the ballpark, I'd be pissed at being upstaged. Here's what Cobb had to say (he did not apologize to the bride and groom):
DRaysBay Mar 28, 2014
Rays Tank: Alex Cobb hits Nelson Cruz in head; rotation set

Rays Tank: Alex Cobb hits Nelson Cruz in head; rotation set

In last night's game, Alex Cobb hit Nelson Cruz in the head (Baltimore Sun) with what he said was a curve ball that got away. "I don't want to make excuses, but my front foot slipped a little bit," Cobb said. "It was a curveball; just got away from me. "I don't think any pitcher wants to hit a guy in the head. It was a curveball. If any pitch you can hit him with, you prefer it to be that, but it still stinks to see a guy go down like that. But [I] heard he’s OK, so that’s good." Cruz was sent for a CAT scan, which came back negative. We'll have video of the pitch up soon. Also,...
Rays Index Mar 27, 2014

Alex Cobb Hit An Orioles Batter In The Head

There was an ugly scene tonight during the Rays game when a pitch got away from Alex Cobb and hit Nelson Cruz of the Orioles in the helmet. The pitch was a curveball, so it wasn’t thrown particularly hard. However, it did reportedly crack Cruz’s helmet. Here’s the pitch. © [...]
Baltimore Sun Mar 27, 2014

Orioles DH Nelson Cruz leaves game after being hit by pitch in helmet

SARASOTA, Fla. — Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz left Thursday’s Grapefruit League finale after he was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Alex Cobb in the bottom of the fourth inning.
MASN Sports Mar 27, 2014

Cruz hit in helmet and removed from game - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz came out of tonight's game in the bottom of the fourth inning after being hit on the left side of the batting helmet by a pitch from Rays starter Alex Cobb. Cruz...

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