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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Twins To Exercise Club Option Over Nelson Cruz

In one of the more predictable items of early offseason business, the Twins have decided to exercise their club option over designated hitter Nelson Cruz, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter). That decision will not need to be made formally until after the conclusion of the World Series, but it seems the Minnesota organization has already chosen a path.

When Cruz was asked recently about his contract situation, he responded in a manner that almost suggested he would be waiting with baited breath: “I don’t have that call,” he said, “but hopefully they can pick up the option.” But it didn’t take an act of benevolence, or even require much deliberation, for the Minnesota organization to settle upon a return.

 

 

QLE Posted: October 10, 2019 at 12:19 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: nelson cruz, options, twins

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Nelson Cruz hits career homer No. 400 before Twins hold off Royals 12-8

Nelson Cruz is a man of his word.

Twice before the season started, Cruz told team officials he planned to reach 400 home runs this season. The second time came during spring training, when he initiated a conversation with baseball communication director Dustin Morse about ways he could raise funds for charities off reaching 400.

When informed that would require him to hit 40 home runs, the then-38-year-old Cruz nodded and said, “Yes.”

Despite two trips to the injured list because of left wrist problems, Cruz’s actions have backed up his statements. His 40th home run of the season — and 400th of his career — helped the Twins down Kansas City 12-8 on Sunday for their third victory in the four-game series.

A reminder of how much the power game has changed: thirty years ago, there would be HOF arguments around Cruz in direct relation to his hitting this milestone.

 

QLE Posted: September 22, 2019 at 11:48 PM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: home runs, milestones, nelson cruz

Friday, July 26, 2019

LEADING OFF: Homers in 3s, Goldy licks, Wheeler watch

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:

THREE FOR FOUR

Who will be the next player to hit three home runs in a game? Twins slugger Nelson Cruz did it for the first time in his career Thursday night during a 10-3 victory at the Chicago White Sox. His outburst followed three-homer games by Mets second baseman Robinson Canó on Tuesday night and Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong on Wednesday. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it’s the first time in major league history there’s been a three-homer game on three consecutive days.

The 39-year-old Cruz, a six-time All-Star with 385 career homers, has six long balls in his last four games. Max Kepler and Miguel Sanó also connected as Minnesota totaled at least five homers for a major league-record ninth time this season, according to STATS.

My understanding is that all three of the pieces promised in the title are available in a brown paper bag in some of the seedier parts of town….

 

QLE Posted: July 26, 2019 at 07:40 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: nelson cruz, paul goldschmidt, zack wheeler

 

 

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