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Nelson Cruz

Full Name: Nelson Ramon Cruz
Born: July 1, 1980 in Montecristi, Dominican Republic
Height: 6’3″ Weight: 225
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Unknown
Resides: Montecristy, Dominican Republic
MLB Debut: Sep 17, 2005
Contract Status: Signed through 2011


Team History

  • 1998-2000: New York Mets (as an amateur free agent on Feb 17, 1998)
  • 2000-2004: Oakland Athletics (via trade for Jorge Velandia on Aug 30, 2000)
  • 2005-2006: Milwaukee Brewers (via trade with Justin Lehr for Keith Ginter on Dec 16, 2004)
  • 2007- : Texas Rangers (via trade with Carlos Lee for Laynce Nix, Kevin Mench, Francisco Cordero, & Julian Cordero on Jul 28, 2006 – DFA Mar 30, 2008, resigned)

Salary History

  • 2011: $3.65 Million (with $150,000 in incentives)
  • 2010: $440,000
  • 2009: $408,070
  • 2008: $398,150
  • 2007: $382,000
  • 2006: Unknown, presumed minimum
  • 2005: Unknown, presumed minimum

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