Nelson Cruz

Baltimore Orioles #23 - Designated Hitter

  • Born: 07/01/80
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 230
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
2014 Orioles 14 52 9 13 4 0 2 9 8 10 0 0 .250 .350 .442

It's time for the Orioles to bench Nick Markakis

The Orioles are struggling to find playing time for four guys, while a fifth guy at the same position gets an automatic start every day. It shouldn't be this way.

Game 3 Preview: Orioles at Tigers

The Orioles handled themselves well at Comerica Park in 2013. Will 2014 be different?

Opening Day Pics and Tweets

It was another great Opening Day for the Birds. Check out some tweets and pictures that capture the feeling of the day.

Friday Bird Droppings

Adieu, Sarasota...

Kendrys Morales isn't signing before Opening Day

Explaining why Morales has no incentive to sign now and the current qualifying offer system needs time to run its course.

Comparing the A.L. East designated hitters

How will the newly acquired Nelson Cruz stack up against the division rivals?

Live blog of Nelson Cruz press conference

The Orioles are introducing Nelson Cruz to the media in a press conference at 9:30 that will be carried on MASN and This is your live blog.

What a difference a week makes: The Orioles

After four months of inactivity, Dan Duquette signs Ubaldo Jimenez, Nelson Cruz, and Suk-Min Yoon, drastically redrawing the Orioles offseason.

O's announce Cruz signing, designate Chris Jones

The Orioles officially announced the signing of free agent Nelson Cruz. Left-handed reliever Chris Jones was designated for assignment.

Inside Scoop on Nelson Cruz with Christopher Fittz

Get to know Nelson Cruz in this guest post from Lonestar Ball's Christopher Fittz.

The fall of Nick Markakis

In the mid-'00s, Nick Markakis quickly became one of the rising stars in baseball. Then, somehow, he fell off the radar and the Orioles signed OF/DH Nelson Cruz.

Media reaction to Nelson Cruz signing

A round up of what the media and Twitterverse are saying about the Nelson Cruz deal.

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