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Nelson Cruz • #23 • DH
Status:Free agent
Ht/Wt:6'2", 230 lbs.
Born:Jul 1, 1980 (41 yrs) in Las Matas de Santa Cruz, DOM
Experience:17 years
Drafted:Signed by NY Mets in 1998.
Bats:R
Throws:R
Movements & Injuries
2021
11/03/2021 Filed for free agency.
9/24/2021 Missed 1 game (illness).
9/22/2021 Illness, day-to-day.
9/19/2021 Missed 2 games (right forearm injury).
9/17/2021 Right forearm injury, day-to-day.
8/24/2021 Missed 1 game (covid-19).
8/22/2021 COVID-19, 10-day injured list.
7/30/2021 Missed 1 game (right foot contusion).
7/29/2021 Right foot contusion, day-to-day.
7/23/2021 Added to the Tampa Bay Rays 26-man roster.
7/22/2021 Acquired from the Minnesota Twins
7/06/2021 Missed 2 games (stiff neck).
7/04/2021 Stiff neck, day-to-day.
6/09/2021 Missed 2 games (left knee injury).
6/06/2021 Left knee injury, day-to-day.
5/26/2021 Missed 1 game (left wrist injury).
5/25/2021 Left wrist injury, day-to-day.
5/24/2021 Missed 4 games (left wrist injury).
5/20/2021 Left wrist injury, day-to-day.
4/14/2021 Missed 1 game (illness).
4/13/2021 Illness, day-to-day.
2/02/2021 Re-signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.
2020
10/28/2020 Filed for free agency.
9/25/2020 Missed 4 games (sore right knee).
9/19/2020 Sore right knee, day-to-day.
9/08/2020 Missed 2 games (hip injury).
9/06/2020 Hip injury, day-to-day.
2019
11/01/2019 Minnesota Twins exercised their contract option for next season.
9/10/2019 Missed 2 games (left wrist injury).
9/07/2019 Left wrist injury, day-to-day.
8/19/2019 Missed 9 games (left wrist injury).
8/09/2019 Left wrist injury, 10-day injured list.
6/03/2019 Missed 19 games (left wrist injury).
5/17/2019 Left wrist injury, 10-day injured list (retroactive to May 14th, 2019).
5/13/2019 Wrist injury, day-to-day.
2018
12/27/2018 Signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.
10/29/2018 Filed for free agency.
9/17/2018 Missed 1 game (illness).
9/16/2018 Illness, day-to-day.
6/28/2018 Missed 2 games (back injury).
6/26/2018 Back injury, day-to-day.
5/23/2018 Missed 2 games (elbow injury).
5/20/2018 Elbow injury, day-to-day.
5/18/2018 Missed 2 games (right foot injury).
5/16/2018 Right foot injury, day-to-day.
4/14/2018 Missed 9 games (sprained right ankle).
4/03/2018 Sprained right ankle, 10-day DL (retroactive to April 1st, 2018).
4/01/2018 Sprained right ankle, day-to-day.
2017
8/05/2017 Missed 1 game (neck spasms).
8/04/2017 Neck spasms, day-to-day.
7/03/2017 Missed 1 game (knee injury).
7/02/2017 Knee injury, day-to-day.
6/09/2017 Missed 2 games (right calf injury).
6/07/2017 Right calf injury, day-to-day.
4/29/2017 Missed 1 game (hamstring).
4/28/2017 Hamstring, day-to-day.
2016
9/02/2016 Missed 2 games (left hand injury).
8/30/2016 Left hand injury, day-to-day.
7/29/2016 Missed 1 game (foot injury).
7/27/2016 Foot injury, day-to-day.
7/17/2016 Missed 1 game (foot injury).
7/16/2016 Foot injury, day-to-day.
5/09/2016 Missed 1 game (forearm injury).
5/08/2016 Forearm injury, day-to-day.
2015
9/10/2015 Missed 6 games (quadriceps injury).
9/04/2015 Quadriceps injury, day-to-day.
8/14/2015 Missed 1 game (neck spasms).
8/12/2015 Neck spasms, day-to-day.
6/12/2015 Missed 2 games (back spasms).
6/10/2015 Back spasms, day-to-day.
2014
12/04/2014 Signed as a free agent by the Seattle Mariners to a four-year contract.
10/30/2014 Filed for free agency.
2/22/2014 Signed as a free agent by the Baltimore Orioles to a one-year contract.
2013
10/31/2013 Filed for free agency.
9/30/2013 Missed 50 games (suspended by mlb).
8/05/2013 Suspended by the MLB for 50 games.
7/20/2013 Missed 1 game (migraine).
7/19/2013 Migraine, day-to-day.
6/08/2013 Missed 1 game (hamstring).
6/07/2013 Hamstring, day-to-day.
2012
6/13/2012 Missed 1 game (sore right achilles).
6/12/2012 Sore right Achilles, day-to-day.
2/09/2012 Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a two-year contract.
2011
9/13/2011 Missed 12 games (left hamstring injury).
8/30/2011 Left hamstring injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 29th, 2011).
8/02/2011 Missed 2 games (right quadricep).
7/30/2011 Left quadriceps, day-to-day.
5/23/2011 Missed 17 games (right quadricep).
5/07/2011 Right quadriceps, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 4th, 2011).
5/04/2011 Right quadriceps, day-to-day.
1/18/2011 Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2010
8/30/2010 Missed 15 games (hamstring).
8/16/2010 Hamstring, early September.
8/15/2010 Hamstring, day-to-day.
6/22/2010 Missed 21 games (hamstring).
5/30/2010 Hamstring, early September (retroactive to May 29th, 2010).
5/29/2010 Hamstring, day-to-day.
4/27/2010 Right hamstring injury, early September.
3/04/2010 Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2009
10/04/2009 Missed the last game of the regular season (sprained left ankle).
10/03/2009 Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.
8/20/2009 Missed 15 games (sprained left ankle).
8/14/2009 Left ankle injury, early September.
8/04/2009 Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.
7/22/2009 Missed 3 games (finger injury).
7/19/2009 Finger injury, day-to-day.
2/20/2009 Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2008
8/25/2008 Contract purchased from Oklahoma (AAA).
4/03/2008 Outrighted to Oklahoma (AAA).
3/29/2008 Designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers.
3/25/2008 Designated for assignment.
2/15/2008 Signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2007
7/27/2007 Recalled from Oklahoma (AAA).
6/05/2007 Optioned to Oklahoma (AAA).
2/26/2007 Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2006
7/28/2006 Recalled from Nashville (AAA).
7/28/2006 Acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers.
3/25/2006 Optioned to Nashville (AAA).
1/31/2006 Re-signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a one-year contract.
2005
9/17/2005 Recalled from Nashville (AAA).
3/18/2005 Optioned to Nashville (AAA).
2/10/2005 Re-signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a one-year contract.
2004
12/15/2004 Acquired from the Oakland Athletics.
10/15/2004 Contract purchased from Sacramento (AAA).
1998
2/17/1998 Signed as an international free agent by the New York Mets.
Career Transactions
2018
12/27/2018 Signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Twins.
2014
12/04/2014 Signed as a free agent by the Seattle Mariners.
2/22/2014 Signed as a free agent by the Baltimore Orioles.
2006
7/28/2006 Milwaukee Brewers traded Carlos Lee and Nelson Cruz to the Texas Rangers for Francisco Cordero, Kevin Mench, Laynce Nix and Julian Cordero.
2004
12/15/2004 Milwaukee Brewers traded Keith Ginter to the Oakland Athletics for Justin Lehr and Nelson Cruz.
2000
8/30/2000 Oakland Athletics traded Jorge Velandia to the New York Mets for Nelson Cruz.
1998
2/17/1998 Signed as nondrafted free agent by the New York Mets.
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