Nelson Cruz

Free agent signee Nelson Cruz has been a hit for the Mariners, but the team has underperformed this season. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
August 14, 2015 - 7:40 am
In a clash of two teams disappointingly not in playoff contention, the Red Sox will take on the Mariners this weekend at Fenway. The Sox remain in the cellar of the American League East and the entire AL, owning a 50-64 record and .439 win percentage. The Blue Jays are winners of 11 straight and...
Read More
Nelson Cruz
Ryan Hannable
July 14, 2015 - 3:22 pm
CINCINNATI -- Nelson Cruz doesn't hide it, he and David Ortiz are very close. Close enough that Ortiz tried to get Cruz to sign with the Red Sox following the 2013 season . Cruz, who played eight seasons in Texas with the Rangers, ultimately signed a one-year deal with the Orioles prior to the 2014...
Read More
Felix Hernandez is the only righty starting pitcher the Red Sox will face in their four-game series against the Mariners. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
May 14, 2015 - 6:59 am
After taking two of three games from the A's and picking up their first series win since April 29, the Red Sox continue their West Coast road swing with a trip up to Safeco Field to play the Mariners . Having now won three of their last four games, the Sox certainly have momentum going into Seattle...
Read More
December 01, 2014 - 6:44 am
Outfielder Nelson Cruz looks to have found a new home on the West Coast. According to a report in the Dominican Newspaper El Caribe , the 34-year-old has agreed to a four-year, $57 million contract with the Mariners . Last season with the Orioles, Cruz batted .271, drove in 108 runs and hit an...
Read More
July 29, 2014 - 7:53 am
The Red Sox ' run of eight wins in nine games proved a blip, quickly giving way to a crumbling stretch of five straight losses and now six in seven games, the latest a dismal 14-1 defeat at the hands of the Blue Jays. The team has officially raised the "For Sale" flag, and at a time when the team...
Read More
Rob Bradford
July 07, 2014 - 6:11 pm
One thing was abundantly clear prior to the Red Sox ' series opener against the White Sox on Monday night: David Ortiz was not happy he was recently brought into the conversation regarding John Lackey 's issues with Nelson Cruz . Following his start Saturday night, Lackey referenced his disapproval...
Read More
Mike Petraglia
July 06, 2014 - 8:53 am
Sticks and stones may break his bones but John Lackey 's words won't incite Nelson Cruz . Lackey was in classic passive aggressive form after Saturday night's 7-4 loss to Cruz and the Orioles. Cruz went 5-for-5, including a laser beam homer to left off Lackey. "I'€™m not even going to comment on...
Read More
Ryan Hannable
July 06, 2014 - 8:08 am
There was some speculation this past offseason the Red Sox were giving some consideration in signing free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz . The Orioles slugger is having a terrific first half of the season, hitting .286 with 27 home runs (first in the American League ), to go along with 70 RBI (also...
Read More
July 05, 2014 - 8:37 pm
Saturday night left a bitter and disgusting taste in the mouth of John Lackey . It wasn't so much the 10 hits, five runs and 120 pitches over just 5 2/3 innings. It wasn't even taking the 7-4 loss to the Orioles on his record, dropping him to 9-6 on the season. It was the man who did the most...
Read More
September 25, 2013 - 9:14 am
ESPN'€™s Buster Olney joined Mut & Merloni on Wednesday and attempted to clear up the murky MLB playoff picture. Olney started by discussing the Red Sox '€™ potential postseason opponents. If the Sox secure the No. 1 seed in the American League , they would host the winner of the one-game...
Read More

Pages