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Nelson Cruz AS-2AW-6

+ Seattle Mariners Status: Active (MLB)
Positions: RF-757, OF-701, LF-119, DH-118, CF-2
Proper Name: Nelson Ramon Cruz
Born: July 1, 1980 (34.180) in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 170 Bats/Throws: Right-Right
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Drafted: 1998 -- Signed as free agent by New York Mets
MLB Debut:September 17,2005 (25.078)
TBC Player ID:5033
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Recent Contract:Signed to 4-year contract for 2015-2018 ($58m) by Seattle Mariners (2014-12-05)
Organizations:OAK, MIL, TEX, BAL
Signed by:Eddy Toledo
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Scouting Scores

speed contact patience batting power
65.33 19.73 49 64 90.07
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Recent Roster MovementAll Transactions

2014-12-05ASigned to 4-year contract for 2015-2018 ($58m)
2014-10-31FAGranted free agency
2014-02-25ASigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($8m)
2013-10-31FADeclared free agency
2013-09-29AReinstated from suspension

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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2014MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2014-12-05Seattle MarinersdhActive-MLBSeattle MarinersMLBSigned to 4-year contract for 2015-2018 ($58m)40man
    2014-10-31dhFAMLBGranted free agency---
    2014-02-25Baltimore OriolesdhActive-MLBBaltimore OriolesMLBSigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($8m)40man
    2013-10-31dhFAMLBDeclared free agency---
    2013-09-29Texas RangersdhActive-MLBTexas RangersMLBReinstated from suspension40man
    2013-08-05Texas RangersdhZTexas RangersMLBSuspended for 50 games for violating MLB drug program40man
    2012-05-08Texas RangersrfActive-MLBTexas RangersMLB40man
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Signed by Rangers (1-year)
    Traded by Brewers with Carlos Lee to Rangers for Francisco Cordero, Kevin Mench, Laynce Nix and Julian Cordero
    Traded by Athletics to Brewers
    Traded by Mets to Athletics for SS Jorge Velandia
    Signed as nondrafted free agent by Mets
    Draft Instances
    Signed as undrafted free agent by the New York Mets in 1998.
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2014Baltimore Orioles$ 8,000,000139485$ 500,000$ 3,221,0392014-12-05 - Signed to 4-year contract for 2015-2018 ($58m)
    2014-02-25 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($8m)
    2013Texas Rangers$ 10,250,00085491$ 490,000$ 3,003,067
    2012Texas Rangers$ 6,250,000150984$ 480,000$ 2,952,4822012-02-09 - Signed to 2-year contract for 2012-2013 ($16m) Avoided Arbitration
    2011Texas Rangers$ 3,650,0002341075$ 414,000$ 2,722,6072011-01-18 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2011-2011 ($3.65m) Avoided arbitration
    2010Texas Rangers$ 440,0005412340$ 400,000$ 2,812,5942010-03-04 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2010-2010 ($0.44m)
    2009Texas Rangers$ 408,0706602418$ 400,000$ 2,746,7922009-02-20 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($0.40807m)
    2008Texas Rangers$ 390,000753300$ 390,000$ 2,696,2522008-02-15 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2008-2008 ($0.39815m)
    2007Texas Rangers$ 382,0007072612$ 380,000$ 2,459,7372007-02-26 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2007-2007 ($0.382m)
    2006Texas Rangers$ 327,000742400$ 327,000$ 2,365,0722006-01-31 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2006-2006 ($0.327m)
    2005Milwaukee Brewers$ 300,000794300$ 300,000$ 2,189,0552005-01-20 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2005-2005 ($0.3m) Minor League Contract

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