Nelson Nelson Cruz is a Dominican-American professional baseball right fielder and designated hitter for the Minnesota Twins. His full name is Ramon Cruz Martinez. In Major League Soccer, he has previously played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, and Seattle Mariners. He was voted the American League Championship Series’ Most Valuable Player in 2011. He’s also a six-time All-Star in Major League Baseball.
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Net Worth of Nelson Cruz:
In 2013, he turned down a $14 million qualifying offer from the Texas Rangers. In February 2014, he signed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles for $8 million. In December 2014, he signed a four-year, $57 million contract with the Seattle Mariners. He was signed for $14.3 million by his current team, the Minnesota Twins.
Best Known For:
- He has been a member of the MLB All-Star team six times.
Nelson Cruz hit a career-high three home runs against the White Sox.
Early Life of Nelson Cruz:
On July 1, 1980, he was born. He was born in the town of Las Matas de Santa Cruz in the state of Santa Cruz. He is of Dominican and American descent. Nelson Cruz Sr., his father, was also a professional baseball player in the Dominican Republic. Nelsy and Olga are his two sisters. As a kid, he was interested in playing basketball. Micahel Jordan was his idol. He has completed high school. He also worked at a tractor factory alongside his uncle as a mechanic’s helper. Cancer is his zodiac sign.
Career of Nelson Cruz:
- Cruz was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the New York Mets and spent three years in the Dominican Summer League.
- Because starting shortstop Rey Ordonez was out with a broken arm and Melvin Mora, Mike Bordick, and Kurt Abbott were unable to step in, the Mets sold him to the Oakland Athletics for shortstop Jorge Velandia in 2000.
- He was a member of Oakland’s minor league system for four years.
- In 2004, he was dealt to the Milwaukee Brewers by Oakland.
- Cruz was dealt to the Texas Rangers by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2006.
- He hit his first professional grand slam against Kevin Gregg of the Angels in August 2006.
- He was named MVP of the Pacific Coast League in 2008.
- In 2009, he competed in the Home Run Derby, finishing second to Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder.
- Cruz, along with Willie Mays and Mark McGwire, became the third player in baseball history to hit a home run in each of the first four games of the season in 2011.
- After hitting a walk-off grand slam in Game Two of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers in 2011, he became the first player in baseball history to hit a walk-off grand slam in a postseason game.
- He became the first player in playoff history to hit multiple extra-inning home runs in the same series in 2011.
- He was named the ALCS MVP in 2011.
- In February 2014, he signed with the Baltimore Orioles for $8 million.
- He hit the most home runs in the American League in 2014.
- In December 2014, he signed with the Seattle Mariners for $57 million after rejecting a $15.3 million qualifying offer from the Baltimore Orioles.
- In December 2018, he signed a $14.3 million deal with the Minnesota Twins.
- In 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018, he was named to the MLB All-Star team six times.
- In 2015 and 2017, he received two Silver Slugger Awards.
- In 2017, he was also honored with the Edgar Martinez Award.
Personal Life of Nelson Cruz:
Nelson Cruz is a husband and father. He has a wife named Solani Genao. On December 25, 2009, they married. Giada is the couple’s daughter, and Nelson Jr. is their son. Following the conclusion of the 2018 season, he became an American citizen.
Body Measurements of Nelson Cruz:
Nelson Cruz is 1.88 meters tall, or 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He weighs 240 pounds, or 109 kilograms.
Quick Facts About Nelson Cruz
|Celebrated Name||Nelson Cruz|
|Nick Name||Nelson Cruz|
|Birth Name||Nelson Ramon Cruz Martinez|
|Married Date||25 December 2009|
|Children||2 ( Giada and Nelson Jr. )|
|Place Of Birth||Las Matas de Santa Cruz|
|Birth Nation||Dominic Republic|
|Sisters||Nelsy and Olga|
|Debut Club||New York Mets|
|Current City||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Current Club||Minnesota Twins|
|Hair Color||1.88 m|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||240 lbs (109 kg)|