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Tacoma News-Tribune Dec 15, 2014

Nelson Cruz takes well-worn path to Mariners

There is a little more to Nelson Cruz than his ability to blast a majestic, towering home run with a short, violent swing of the bat.
Seattle Times Dec 13, 2014

Nelson Cruz wears well-worn path to Mariners

Newest Mariner has used his work ethic to battle through eight seasons in the minors in the Dominican Republic and the United States and 10 more in the majors to become a power-hitting all-star.
Lookout Landing Dec 6, 2014

Saturday news roundup: Mariners talking to Melky Cabrera, looking at Alex Rios

This hot stove cares NOT for your weekend. A very strange thing happened during Nelson Cruz' press conference last Thursday afternoon. Someone asked Cruz why he chose to sign with the Mariners, and his response was "Because they offered to back up a semi truck filled with hundred dollar bills into my driveway and feed me grapes while massaging my feet." Actually, no. It was this: Nelson Cruz answers "Why Seattle" question with "I want to win." I'M UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THIS FEELING — Scott Weber (@LookoutLanding) December 4, 2014 Yes, a very strange development. And one that seems to be...

Poll: How do you feel about flurry of Mariners moves?

The Seattle Mariners have had a busy offseason with the signing of free-agent slugger Nelson Cruz, the extension of Kyle Seager’s contract and the Michael Saunders trade — moves that were all officially announced just this week. Signing outfielder Cruz to a four-year, $58 million contract addressed the Mariners’ glaring need for a cleanup hitter. […]
Seattle Times Dec 4, 2014

Nelson Cruz has what the Mariners need

On Thursday, the Mariners officially signed 34-year-old slugger Nelson Cruz to a four-year, $58 million contract at Safeco Field.
Tacoma News-Tribune Dec 4, 2014

Mariners power up with addition of slugger Nelson Cruz

Cruz, who will primarily play DH, led the majors last season with 40 homers and fills Mariners’ need for a cleanup hitter…

Some quotes from the Mariners' Nelson Cruz press conference

This isn't a complete transcript, but here's a sampling of what was said by newest Mariner Nelson Cruz, as well as manager...

New Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz explains his ‘mistake’ with performance-enhancing drugs

While Nelson Cruz may be one of the biggest signings in recent Seattle Mariners history, he comes with a history of his own — one pocked by a 50-game suspension in 2013 for his connection to performance-enhancing drugs. The MLB penalized him in his final year with the Texas Rangers for his connection to the […]

Nelson Cruz introduced after signing four-year deal with Mariners

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon is happy to have balance in the lineup with the addition of slugger Nelson Cruz.

Nelson Cruz officially signs 4-year, $58 million contract with the Mariners

brightcove.createExperiences(); Nelson Cruz is not a Seattle Mariners. The 34-year-old slugger officially signed his 4-year, $58 million contract on Thursday at Safeco Field and then met with the media. When asked, "Why was Seattle the best fit for him?" Cruz's response was simple: "I want to win, you know. That's the main goal. I've been in the playoffs a few times. I've been in the world series a few times. I think we have what it takes to go to the World Series and win it. That's the main reason." Cruz, 34, led...
KFFL Dec 4, 2014

Mariners | Nelson Cruz will primarily DH

Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz will be utilized as the designated hitter primarily, but will ...

Seattle Mariners add right-hand power in Nelson Cruz

The Seattle Mariners have added a much-needed weapon to their lineup, officially announcing Thursday they have signed free-agent slugger Nelson Cruz. It’s the latest move in an already aggressive offseason for the M’s. Seattle reportedly fought hard (but unsuccessfully) to land Victor Martinez, just gave third-baseman Kyle Seager a long-term contract extension, and traded Michael […]
Tacoma News-Tribune Dec 4, 2014

Mariners make it official with Cruz

The Seattle Mariners signed outfielder Nelson Cruz to a four-year contract on Thursday.
Tacoma News-Tribune Dec 4, 2014

It's official: Mariners confirm 4-year deal with Nelson Cruz

Let there be no mistake. Newcomer Nelson Cruz will bat cleanup next season in the Mariners' lineup and spend most of his time as the designated hitter.
It’s official: Mariners confirm four-year deal with Nelson Cruz

It’s official: Mariners confirm four-year deal with Nelson Cruz

SEATTLE — Let there be no mistake. Newcomer Nelson Cruz will bat cleanup next season in the Mariners’ lineup and spend most of his time as the designated hitter. “If you look at the numbers,” manager Lloyd McClendon said, “we were last in baseball in (production from our) No. 4 hitters. Our DH was 14th out of 15. This guy’s track record addresses that.” The Mariners confirmed their four-year deal with Cruz, 34, prior to a Thursday morning news conference at Safeco Field. The $58 million package became official after his passed a routine pre-signing physical examination. “I am...

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