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Oneil Cruz

Oneil Cruz

SS - PIT - MiLB

Age: 22Bats: LThrows: R

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PIT @ CIN
T. Mahle #34
Tue, 9/21 6:40pm
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Rank H #300
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Oneil Cruz dealing with a forearm strain

Pirates prospect SS Oneil Cruz is currently sidelined due to a right forearm strain.

Fantasy Impact

Pittsburgh's No. 3 prospect according to MLB Pipeline felt some discomfort after a throw while playing for Double-A Altoona. The 22-year-old is expected to resume baseball activities in late July.

Oneil Cruz will play in Dominican Winter League

Pirates SS prospect Oneil Cruz will play in the Dominican Winter League.

Fantasy Impact

Cruz was involved in an automobile accident that killed three people back in September. There was initially a thought that Cruz would be charged with being under the influence of alcohol, but no evidence has been found and he appears to be cleared legally. Pirates GM Ben Cherington expects Cruz to be a full participant in spring training 2021.

Oneil Cruz: prosecutors charging him with DUI in accident that killed three

Dionisio Soldevila of Periodico Hoy reports that Domincan prosecutors are claimining that Pirates prospect Oneil Cruiz was under the influence of alcohol when he crashed his vehicle on Monday.

Fantasy Impact

The accident killed three people. It's an awful situation that could result in jail time for Diaz if what the prosecutors are saying is true. Initial reports were that alcohol wasn't involved, but this latest news clearly contradicts that. Cruz is a fascinating top-100 shortstop prospect who may never get a chance in the big leagues after this. This won't be the last we hear of this story.

Oneil Cruz reportedly involved in an accident in the Dominican Republic

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released a statement regarding the accident that SS prospect Oneil Cruz was involved with in the Dominican Republic.

Fantasy Impact

“The Pirates are aware of the tragic accident in the Dominican Republic involving Oneil Cruz. We have been in contact with Oneil and he is cooperating fully with the local authorities. We will provide an update as more information becomes available," is what the Pirates' statement said. There was apparently a motorcycle accident that killed three people. Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic hears that alcohol wasn't involved. Look for updates on this story in the coming hours/days.

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