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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||570.00||31.00||.261||101.00||80.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Anderson (Career)||10||1||1|| .400||.100||.100|
|vs LHP||26||15||6|| .656||1.423|| .577|
|12/26/2014||Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA|
Nelson Cruz, RF SEA
Wade Davis, RP KC
Chris Archer, SP TB
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Marlon Byrd, LF CIN
Tyler Clippard, RP OAK
Yoenis Cespedes, LF DET
Chris Carter, 1B HOU
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
|Kole Calhoun, RF LAA|
Jose Bautista, DH TOR
Charlie Blackmon, CF COL
Rusney Castillo, CF BOS
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Josh Donaldson, 3B TOR
Corey Dickerson, LF COL
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
Jose Altuve, 2B HOU
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
|12/24/2014||George Springer, RF HOU||Nelson Cruz, RF SEA|
|12/23/2014||Jameson Taillon, SP PIT|
Dan Vogelbach, 1B CHC
Tyson Ross, SP SD
Brian Goodwin, CF WAS
|Nelson Cruz, RF SEA|
|Last 10 Games|
Mariners' Nelson Cruz held to one hit in loss to Orioles
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/21/15) Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz had his production at the plate limited during Thursday's 5-4 loss against the Orioles.
Cruz went 1 for 3 with a single and two walks in the game. He was coming off of two consecutive games with two hits apiece. Cruz has been off to a red-hot start this year, hitting .351/.412/.708.
Mariners' Nelson Cruz blasts 16th home run of the season
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/19/15) Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz went 2 for 3 at the plate in Seattle's 9-4 loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.
Cruz did his damage in the third inning when he blasted a Miguel Gonzalez pitch out of the park for a three-run shot, his league-leading 16th of the season. He is now hitting .347 with an American League high 33 RBI on the season.
Nelson Cruz moves to DH for Mariners
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/17/15) Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz gets a day off from the field on Sunday.
Cruz will play designated hitter on Sunday. Justin Ruggiano replaced Cruz in right field for his fourth start of the season. Ruggiano will bat second.
Mariners' McClendon: Nelson Cruz hasn't hit hot streak yet
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/16/15) Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz is the top hitter in the American League so far. The slugger leads the AL in average entering Saturday's games with .358, home runs with 15 and tied for the lead in RBI with 30. However, manager Lloyd McClendon still thinks his peak has yet to come, according to MLB.com.
"To be truthful, I don't think he's gotten hot to the point where it's just ridiculous," said McClendon. "He's grinding at-bats out and getting his hits, he's going the other way. If they make a mistake, he'll hit it out. But I've seen him to the point where he'll get hot and hit good pitches out of the ballpark and that hasn't happened yet."
McClendon believes more home runs are on the way for Cruz.
"I think home run hitters, when they get hot, they hit home runs in bunches and he hasn't done that yet," McClendon said. "His have been spread out. A few here and a few there. He did have a streak where he hit [six] in five days or something like that, but there's a big streak in there that hasn't come out yet."
Mariners' Nelson Cruz unleashes MLB-leading 15th HR vs. Padres
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/13/15) Mariners right fielder Nelson Cruz launched his MLB-leading 15th home run of the season during Tuesday's win over San Diego.
Cruz took reliever Frank Garces deep for a solo home run in the eighth inning. He singled in a run in the sixth and finished 2 for 4 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBI in an 11-4 victory.
"What can I say, I love hitting in this ballpark,'' Cruz told Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY prior to the game. "We have such a great batter's eye here, and I see the ball good.
"This is where I wanted to come. I don't care about the numbers. I just wanted to be on a winning team, to be in the playoffs. I thought it would be nice to come here and bring joy to the fans.
"So it was easy to come here.''
Cruz, who signed a four-year contract in the offseason, is hitting .349/.401/.754 with 15 homers and 29 RBI this season.
|2014 summary: Nelson Cruz erased any questions about his productivity coming off a 50-game suspension for his involvement with Biogenesis. He picked up the torrid pace he set through his abbreviated 2013 season with the Rangers and raised it a tick over the course of his 2014 campaign with the Orioles. Cruz set career highs for RBI (108) and runs (87) and his 40 home runs were both a career best and a major league-leading total. His .271 batting average was his highest since 2010, and Cruz finished as a top 10 outfielder in Fantasy. His career year earned him a four-year deal with the Mariners.
Playing time status: Cruz was once a perennial injury risk and playing time liability, but his suspension represents the only significant missed time he has missed over past three seasons.
2015 outlook: We can no longer assume Cruz will miss a large chunk of games and therefore discount his value on Draft Day. Cruz's consistent power production makes him a legitimate top 15 outfielder, but he will be hard-pressed to hit 40 home runs with Safeco Field as his home park. He is still worth an early round pick.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/22/15||@ TOR||7:07 pm||Marco Estrada|
|5/23/15||@ TOR||1:07 pm||Mark Buehrle|
|5/24/15||@ TOR||1:07 pm||Aaron Sanchez|
|5/25/15||@ TB||7:10 pm||Jake Odorizzi|
|5/26/15||@ TB||7:10 pm||Alex Colome|
|5/27/15||@ TB||1:10 pm||Chris Archer|
|5/28/15||CLE||10:10 pm||Corey Kluber|