|Jan. 15 10:52 AM PT11:52 AM MT12:52 PM CT1:52 PM ET13:52 ET18:52 GMT2:52 11:52 AM MST1:52 PM EST2:22 PM VEN22:52 UAE12:52 PM CT-The Royals avoided arbitration with Cruz by signing him to a one-year deal.
Analysis: Acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals this offseason, Cruz agreed to a deal worth $975,000.
|Dec. 2 8:56 AM PT9:56 AM MT10:56 AM CT11:56 AM ET11:56 ET16:56 GMT0:56 9:56 AM MST11:56 AM EST12:26 PM VEN20:56 UAE10:56 AM CT-The Royals have acquired Cruz from the St. Louis Cardinals for minor league infielder Jose Martinez while designating catcher Francisco Pena for assignment.
Analysis: Cruz hit .204 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 9 games for the Cardinals. The 29-year-old, who can also play third base, could compete with Drew Butera for the backup catcher job behind Sal Perez.
|Oct. 13 11:42 AM PT12:42 PM MT1:42 PM CT2:42 PM ET14:42 ET18:42 GMT2:42 11:42 AM MST1:42 PM EST2:12 PM VEN22:42 UAE1:42 PM CT-Cruz gets the start at catcher for Game 4 of the NL Division Series on Tuesday in place of the injured Yadier Molina.
Analysis: Molina is out of the lineup because of weakness in his left thumb.
|Apr. 10 5:47 PM PT6:47 PM MT7:47 PM CT8:47 PM ET20:47 ET0:47 GMT8:47 5:47 PM MST7:47 PM EST8:17 PM VEN4:47 UAE (+1)7:47 PM CT-Cruz has been placed on paternity leave before the first game in a series against the Cincinnati Reds.
Analysis: Manager Mike Matheny expects Cruz to rejoin the team on Monday for the Cardinals' home opener against Milwaukee.