6:09 AM EDT, Sat July 04, 2015

Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz will skip home-run derby, focus his energy on the team

There’s no doubt that Nelson Cruz can crush the baseball, but he’s going to skip the All Star home-run derby to avoid getting worn down, which he doesn’t think would be fair to his teammates.

Cruz says he turned down chance to participate in Home Run Derby

SAN DIEGO — Nelson Cruz is hoping to attend the Home Run Derby at this year’s All-Star Game…as a spectator. The Seattle Mariners’ slugger confirmed Tuesday that he turned down an invitation to participate in the July 13 spectacle at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, which takes place one night prior to the All-Star Game. “I would love to do it,” Cruz said, “but at the same time, I have to think about my teammates and the team. If I (participate), it can wear me out for two or three days. “It’s not fair for the team, and it’s not … Read more »
Tacoma News-Tribune Jun 30, 2015

Mariners notebook: Cruz says he turned down chance to participate in Home Run Derby

SAN DIEGO — Nelson Cruz is hoping to attend the Home Run Derby at this year’s All-Star Game…as a spectator.

Mariners’ DH Nelson Cruz regains lead in AL All-Star balloting

SAN DIEGO — Some good news for the Seattle Mariners: Nelson Cruz is again positioned for duty as the American League’s starting designated hitter in the All-Star Game with a few days left in online voting. Cruz surged ahead of Kansas City’s Kendrys Morales by 204,905 votes in the latest balloting update released Monday by Major League Baseball. That represents a swing of 491,014 votes in Cruz’s favor over the last week. All voting this season, for the first time, is being conducted online at www.mlb.com and the 30 club websites, including www.mariners.com. Voting continues through...
Tacoma News-Tribune Jun 29, 2015

Mariners notebook: DH Nelson Cruz regains lead in AL All-Star balloting

SAN DIEGO — Some good news for the Seattle Mariners: Nelson Cruz is again positioned for duty as the American League’s starting designated hitter in the All-Star Game with a…

VIDEO: Cruz doubles, Mariners strike first against Angels

Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz opened scoring Sunday with an RBI double off the right-center field wall. Cruz's one-out double, off of Angels starter Hector Santiago, scored left fielder Franklin Gutierrez from second and advanced second...

VIDEO: Mariners take the lead in the sixth on Cruz's double

The Mariners took a 2-1 lead over the Angels Friday night on designated hitter Nelson Cruz's double down the right-field line off of Angels starter Matt Shoemaker. Center fielder Austin Jackson scored from first on the play for Cruz's 45th home run...

Mariners notebook: Cruz returns to lineup after quick recovery

SEATTLE — Nelson Cruz returned Tuesday to the Seattle Mariners’ lineup after suffering some sort of pelvic dislocation in Monday’s loss to Kansas City. The Mariners remain a little fuzzy with the details. Even Cruz noted, “I don’t really know. I thought it was my hamstring at first, but they figured out later that it was my pelvis that was out of place. “They laid me down and just popped it in. I don’t feel it at all now. I feel good. Thank God, it was something that could be fixed right away.” While Cruz returned to the lineup, he did … Read more »

Pregame notes and lineups: Nelson Cruz back at DH

After giving the Mariners a scare with an unruly pelvic bone that wouldn’t stay in place on Monday night, Nelson Cruz is back in the lineup at designated hitter. “He’s feeling much better,” manager Lloyd McClendon said. “I’m surprised. The trainers gave him clearance for the day and we are going to DH him.” Cruz was […]
Lookout Landing Jun 23, 2015

Apparently Nelson Cruz dislocated his pelvic bone

He is kind of sort of OK according to Lloyd McClendon. Nelson Cruz didn't leave the game with a tight right hamstring in last night's loss to the Royals, it was something a bit worse (or maybe better???) than that. Apparently Cruz popped his pelvic bone out of place at some point in the game, according to CBS. According to Lloyd McClendon, Cruz is feeling OK after they popped the bone back into place and the right fielder/designated hitter will be evaluated day-to-day. Dustin Ackley came in to pinch hit for Cruz, but the situation of Cruz leaving the field because of injury practically...

Mariners’ Cruz closes gap in AL All-Star voting but still trails KC’s Morales

SEATTLE — Nelson Cruz made up ground on Kansas City’s Kendrys Morales in the latest balloting update to determine the American League’s starting designated hitter for the All-Star Game on July 14 in Cincinnati. Even so, Cruz still trails by 286,109 votes in updated totals released Monday by Major League Baseball. A week ago, Cruz trailed Morales, a two-time former Mariner, by 548,977 votes. All voting this season, for the first time, is being conducted online at www.mlb.com and the 30 club websites, including www.mariners.com. Voting continues through 8:59 p.m. on July 2. Updated...
Tacoma News-Tribune Jun 18, 2015

Mariners notebook: Nelson Cruz on his streaky nature: ‘It’s part of me’

Paxton set to have ailing finger re-examined; Rollins ready to start rehab at Tacoma after drug suspension.

Mariners notebook: Cruz on his streaky nature: `It’s part of me’

SEATTLE — It’s three weeks and counting, heading into Thursday’s game, since the Boomstick produced a home run. Heck, it had been 16 at-bats since he had a hit of any kind. So what’s wrong? “I don’t know,” Seattle power-hitter Nelson Cruz said prior to Thursday’s game against San Francisco. “I don’t have any reasons. I think it’s just something that happens during the season. It’s part of me.” Cruz missed two games last week in Cleveland because of back spasms, but he insists that isn’t the reason for his power decline and overall slump. “Not really,” he said....

Cruz and all other AL players getting buried by Kansas City in All-Star balloting

Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz and just about every other American League player continues to sink in the ongoing flood of votes for Kansas City players in the All-Star balloting. The Royals hold the lead for eight of the nine starting positions. The only exception is Los Angeles outfielder Mike Trout. Cruz now trails Kansas City DH Kendrys Morales, the two-time former Mariner, by 548,977 votes in the latest update. A week ago, Cruz trailed by 141,513. Two weeks ago, Cruz held a lead of 280,854. All balloting this season is online at www.MLB.com and the 30 clubs sites, … ...
Columbus Dispatch Jun 10, 2015

Mariners 9, Indians 3: Kyle Seager subs for Nelson Cruz, hits grand slam

CLEVELAND — Kyle Seager, batting cleanup in place of ailing Nelson Cruz, hit a grand slam, doubled and drove in five runs to lead the Seattle Mariners past the Cleveland Indians 9-3 Wednesday night.

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