Nelson Cruz Rumors: Monday

Nelson Cruz is one of the top power bats remaining on the market. Here are Monday's rumors pertaining to the longtime Ranger…

  • The Rangers' comfort level with Cruz has been a two-year deal to this point, according Olney (on Twitter). However, Cruz wants a three-year pact from the Rangers.

Earlier Updates

  • The Rangers met with Cruz's agents today, tweets ESPN's Buster Olney, who adds that a second meeting could take place tonight. The Rangers want Cruz back in Texas, Olney adds.
  • The Orioles met with Cruz's agents at the Wasserman Media Group today, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). According to Rosenthal, the Rangers and Mariners also remain as possibilities for Cruz.

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Steven Russell
1 year 8 months ago

Well I disagree that Cruz is incredibly mediocre, I mean he’s a bad defender but he won’t be playing LF for the whole contract and would most likely share at least some time immediately in LF with Choice, Moreland, Beltre, Aducci…ect while he shares DH with Prince and Moreland.

He’s got the power we need, and I’m speaking as if the deal is 2-3 years because that is all the Rangers will likely give him, otherwise it would be different.

The latest is report is that Choo wants 7 for 140. I’d rather avoid it. Maybe Texas should just go grab a guy like Morse on a short term deal, he’s got some power and upside, and could platoon with the guys mentioned above.