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Nelson Cruz went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-3 win over the Yankees.
Cruz has been struggling at the plate and is hitting just .136 (6-for-44) with 15 strikeouts over the last 13 games. Overall the 41-year-old slugger is hitting .266 with 32 homers, 86 RBI, 79 runs scored, and three stolen bases in 571 plate appearances on the season.
Nelson Cruz went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts and scored a run as the Rays beat the Marlins by an 8-0 score.
Cruz has been in a mini-slump and has missed four of the last nine games with illness and over that time is just 2-for-17 with eight strikeouts. Look for the 41-year-old slugger to start to heat up again and is worth rostering in most fantasy leagues.
Nelson Cruz (forearm) was out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Cruz was hit by a pitch during Thursday's game, but X-rays came back negative and he was merely diagnosed with a right forearm contusion. The veteran slugger should return to action on Saturday.
Nelson Cruz went 2-for-5 with a run scored on Saturday as the Rays beat the Tigers by a 7-2 score.
Cruz is hot right now hitting .500 (12-for-24) with three home runs and eight RBI over his last five games. The 41-year-old slugger is hitting .279 with 30 home runs and 82 RBIs and should be rostered in most fantasy leagues.
Nelson Cruz went 4-for-5 with two home runs, a double, four RBI, and three total runs scored in Tuesday's 12-7 win over Boston.
Cruz is heating up at the plate and over his last four games is 9-for-20 with four homers and nine RBI. The 41-year-old slugger should be rostered in most fantasy leagues.