Nelson Cruz, a free agent agent, has signed a $ 14.3 million one-year deal with the Minnesota Twins, which was confirmed Thursday by ESPN.
The deal also includes a team option of $ 12 million for 2020 Source. Yahoo Sports first reported that the two sides had agreed to a deal.
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No player has scored more home races in the past five seasons than Cruz (203) (15) scored more than Giancarlo Stanton. The 38-year-old Cruz, who is older than the new twin manager Rocco Baldelli (37), has averaged almost 153 games a year over the same period.
The Twins, who finished 23th with 166 home runs last season, have gone on offense this offseason. In addition to Cruz, Minnesota has also added CJ Cron (30 homers in 2018) and Jonathan Schoop (21) to the squad.
Cruz, who admittedly likes to nap for an hour before the games, continued to give nightmares to opponents from the Seattle Mariners' designated hitter spot in 2018.
"Once you've found your comfort zone, you can You do it, "Cruz said at the beginning of his game before the game before the game, but the quote might easily apply to his strike
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Cruz, who had earned $ 14.725 million in the last year of his four-year deal with a volume of $ 64 million, which he had signed in 2015, and is ranked eighth in the league's last season with 37 home runs and eighth place Nineteen with 97 RBIs, although some time was missed after falling down the dugout steps and injuring his ankle on the opening weekend. He finished the season with an average of 256 in 144 games.
This was his third time on the market for free agents.
He was the winner of the Edgar Martinez Award for "Outstanding Designated Hitter of the Year" in 2017 after he had hit in the hands of 39 Homer's and leading the AL with 119 RBIs.
In 14 seasons, Cruz, a former outfielder, has 360 home runs, 1,011 RBIs, 838 runs and an average of 274. In addition to the Mariners, he also played for Baltimore Orioles (2014), Texas Rangers (2006-13) and Milwaukee Brewers (2005).