4:47 AM EDT, Sat May 23, 2015

Twinsights: Ervin Santana's penalty includes postseason ban

PITTSBURGH --Suspended pitcher Ervin Santana would be ineligible for the postseason should the resurgent Twins make it that far for the first time since 2010. The Joint Drug Agreement added that provision in 2014 after Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta went from 50-game suspensions to postseason appearances the previous October. According to Section 7-H-2 on page 41 of the 60-page document, any player suspended for performance-enhancing drugs “shall be barred from participating in the postseason (including, without limitation, being in uniform during his club’s postseason games) during the...
Tacoma News-Tribune May 19, 2015

Mariners get 3-run homer from Nelson Cruz but can’t contain Orioles in 9-4 loss

Baltimore rallies from three-run deficit by roughing up Taijuan Walker, Danny Farquhar.

Mariners get three-run homer from Cruz but can’t contain Orioles in 9-4 loss

BALTIMORE — Nelson Cruz returned with a bang Tuesday night to Camden Yards. A three-run bang, in fact. It turned into a nice little footnote, and nothing more, after the Baltimore Orioles mugged Taijuan Walker and Danny Farquhar in a 9-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Cruz’s homer came in the third inning against Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez and staked Walker to a 4-1 lead. Walker never made it through a three-run fourth inning. On came Farquhar, who pitched well initially before coughing up the tie in a three-run sixth inning. The key figure in both three-run bursts was Jimmy...
Baltimore Sun May 19, 2015

O's fans rightfully appreciate departed slugger Nelson Cruz

It seems like such a no-brainer in hindsight. Nelson Cruz has triumphantly returned to Baltimore and it's pretty hard to make a case at the moment that the Orioles did the right thing letting him walk over the one extra year he got from the Seattle Mariners.
Baltimore Sun May 19, 2015

Nelson Cruz looking for "love" from fans at Camden Yards

Seattle Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz made his return to Camden Yards on Tuesday, his first trip back since helping lead the Orioles to the American League Championship Series in 2014.
MASN Sports May 19, 2015

Nelson Cruz on his return to Baltimore, his year with the Orioles, free agency and more - Steve Melewski

When he steps into the batter's box at Camden Yards tonight as an ex-Oriole, what kind of reception does Nelson Cruz expect from the fans? "Love, hopefully," he said this afternoon in the Seattle Mariners dugout. "Maybe the first at-bat...
Baltimore Sun May 18, 2015

Set for return to Baltimore, Nelson Cruz fondly recalls his one big season with O's

The perpetually positive Nelson Cruz kept using the word "excited" when asked about returning to Camden Yards on Tuesday for the first time since joining the Seattle Mariners as a free agent last December. He's excited to see manager Buck Showalter, excited to bearhug former teammates and excited...
The Republican May 16, 2015

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell: Terrible decision on my part to pitch to Nelson Cruz with base open

John Farrell took full blame for having reliever Junichi Tazawa pitch to Seattle's best hitter, Nelson Cruz, with first base open, the winning run in scoring position at second base and two outs in the bottom of the ninth with the game tied. Cruz ribbed a game-winning, walkoff RBI single to left-center field.
Lookout Landing May 16, 2015

16-19: Chart

We did it we watched Nelson Cruz be good at baseball! Saving throw against sucking ass: Nelson Cruz (.337 WPA)Spell of Paralysis: Rickie Weeks (-.091 WPA)

Cruz’s walk-off RBI single lifts Mariners to 2-1 victory over Red Sox

SEATTLE — Nelson Cruz. Who else? On a night when he struck out in three previous at-bats and painfully fouled a ball off his leg, Cruz delivered a two-out RBI single for a 2-1 walk-off victory Friday night over the Boston Red Sox. Cruz drove a full-count pitch from reliever Junichi Tazawa into the left-field gap that enabled Brad Miller to score easily from second base. It was Cruz’s 30th RBI of the season. Boy, this didn’t come easily. For much of the game, it appeared the Mariners were going to waste a fine pitching performance for a third straight game. … Read more »
Plain Dealer May 9, 2015
Seattle's Nelson Cruz tops early season American League MVP candidates

Seattle's Nelson Cruz tops early season American League MVP candidates

Here's a quick look at the top early-season candidates for the AL MVP award.
Northwest Sports Beat May 7, 2015

Nelson Cruz: Better Than Advertised But M’s Still Need Help

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, addresses Nelson Cruz's success and more changes the Mariners need to make-- Cruz has mashed 14 homers already and we are just barely into May. I suppose it's fool hardy to think that Cruz can maintain this kind of torrid power pace but it's entirely possible he could be the first player in nearly 20 years to hit 40 homers while wearing Mariner blue and teal.

Seattle Mariners Panic Level: How about we rename them the Seattle Nelson Cruzes?

Seattle Mariners designated hitter/right fielder Nelson Cruz has 14 home runs through his first 26 games, tying a Major League Baseball record and more than proving his worth as an offseason free-agent pickup. He continued swatting long balls over the past week, hitting five home runs in seven games as the Mariners prevailed and then […]

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