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Tony Cruz
AVG HR RBI
.000 0 0
Team: Kansas CityHt / Wt: 5-11 / 215 NFBC ADP: 679.30
Position: CBorn: 8/18/1986 Birthplace: Palm Beach, Florida
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 26th Round by Cardinals (2007)


Latest News
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.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011 StL 38 65 8 17 5 0 0 6 6 13 0 1 .262 .333 .338
2012 StL 51 126 11 32 9 1 1 11 3 19 0 1 .254 .267 .365
2013 StL 51 123 13 25 6 1 1 13 4 25 0 0 .203 .240 .293
2014 StL 50 135 11 27 5 0 1 17 13 28 0 3 .200 .270 .259
2015 StL 69 142 6 29 7 1 2 11 6 32 0 0 .204 .235 .310
2016 KC 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 262 594 49 130 32 3 5 58 32 119 0 5 .219 .261 .308

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 StL Total 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 StL Total 4 5 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 .200 .429 .800
    LCS 4 5 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 .200 .429 .800
2015 StL Total 2 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .200 .200 .400
    LDS 2 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 .200 .200 .400
Career 8 11 2 2 1 0 1 2 2 6 0 0 .182 .308 .545


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