Meanwhile, Kansas City has added four players to its 40-man roster, filling it to capacity. Righties Andrew Edwards and Jake Junis, catcher Cam Gallagher, and first baseman Samir Duenez all had their contracts selected.
MLBTR had projected Cruz to earn $1MM in arbitration, with Collins in line for a $1.5MM salary. Instead, both will likely find their way to other organizations. Cruz, 30, saw scant action last year in the majors but hit .264/.347/.387 in his 363 plate appearances at Triple-A. Collins hasn’t appeared since 2014, as he has required consecutive Tommy John surgeries.