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#23
Nelson Cruz
AVG HR RBI
.305 5 19
Team: SeattleHt / Wt: 6-2 / 230 NFBC ADP: 36.91
Position: RFBorn: 7/1/1980 Birthplace: Las Matas de Santa Cruz, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Mets (1998)


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Apr. 28 1:25 PM PT2:25 PM MT3:25 PM CT4:25 PM ET16:25 ET20:25 GMT4:25 1:25 PM MST3:25 PM EST3:55 PM VEN0:25 UAE (+1)3:25 PM CT-Cruz was scratched from Friday's lineup because of a hamstring issue.
Analysis: Reports say the issue is more a cramp than anything else, and Cruz should not miss much time.
Apr. 27 3:21 PM PT4:21 PM MT5:21 PM CT6:21 PM ET18:21 ET22:21 GMT6:21 3:21 PM MST5:21 PM EST5:51 PM VEN2:21 UAE (+1)5:21 PM CT-Nelson Cruz went 1 for 4 with a double Thursday as the Seattle Mariners topped the Detroit Tigers 2-1. Cruz scored once. He ended the game with a .305 batting average.
Analysis: Cruz is batting .481 with three homers, four doubles, 11 RBIs, eight runs and seven walks over an eight-game hitting streak.
Apr. 26 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET23:22 ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST10:52 PM VEN7:22 UAE (+1)10:22 PM CT-Cruz homered for the third straight game Wednesday at Detroit.
Analysis: The slugger has hit safely in seven straight games an is 7 for 12 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in his last three contests. He ranks among the major league leaders with 19 RBIs.
Apr. 26 6:51 AM PT7:51 AM MT8:51 AM CT9:51 AM ET9:51 ET13:51 GMT21:51 6:51 AM MST8:51 AM EST9:21 AM VEN17:51 UAE8:51 AM CT-Cruz homered for one of his three hits and had three RBIs on Tuesday.
Analysis: Cruz is batting .408 in his last 14 games, and eight of his 15 RBIs over that span have come in the last two games.
Apr. 18 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET16:18 GMT0:18 9:18 AM MST11:18 AM EST11:48 AM VEN20:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-Cruz hit his second home run of the season Monday.
Analysis: Cruz is batting .370 during a seven-game hitting streak following a 2-for-25 slump to open the season. He's gone deep twice in the past four games.
Apr. 16 6:08 PM PT7:08 PM MT8:08 PM CT9:08 PM ET21:08 ET1:08 GMT9:08 6:08 PM MST8:08 PM EST8:38 PM VEN5:08 UAE (+1)8:08 PM CT-Cruz had a pair of hits and two RBIs in Sunday's win over Texas.
Analysis: The veteran slugger is 9 for 23 with a homer and five RBIs during a six-game hitting streak after he opened the season in a 2-for-25 slump.
Apr. 11 9:49 AM PT10:49 AM MT11:49 AM CT12:49 PM ET12:49 ET16:49 GMT0:49 9:49 AM MST11:49 AM EST12:19 PM VEN20:49 UAE11:49 AM CT-Cruz finally broke through with a two-run single in the fifth inning - one of his three hits - in the Mariners' 6-0 win over the Astros on Monday.
Analysis: Hopefully this is a sign that Cruz, 2 for 25 with 11 strikeouts through his first seven games, is about to break out of his slump.
Apr. 9 6:48 PM PT7:48 PM MT8:48 PM CT9:48 PM ET21:48 ET1:48 GMT9:48 6:48 PM MST8:48 PM EST9:18 PM VEN5:48 UAE (+1)8:48 PM CT-Cruz was 0 for 3 with a walk in Sunday's loss to the Angels.
Analysis: Cruz only has two hits in 25 at-bats on the season, but one of them - a double - came on April 5 against the Astros' Charlie Morton, whom Seattle will face again on Monday.
Apr. 8 11:14 AM PT12:14 PM MT1:14 PM CT2:14 PM ET14:14 ET18:14 GMT2:14 11:14 AM MST1:14 PM EST1:44 PM VEN22:14 UAE1:14 PM CT-Cruz went 1 for 4 with an RBI and two strikeouts Friday.
Analysis: Cruz drove in Seattle's only run and recorded his first RBI of the season. It's been a slow start for the slugger, who is 2 for 19 with nine strikeouts.
Apr. 5 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Cruz went 0 for 4 with a pair of strikeouts Tuesday.
Analysis: He is hitless in seven at-bats to open the season.

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