User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Soccer
Golf
Auto
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
O's give OF Cruz one-year, $8.5M deal

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

A person familiar with the deal tells the Associated Press that free agent slugger Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles have reached agreement on a one-year contract.

Advertisement
The person spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because the contract was not complete. Cruz will earn about $8.5 million, and can make more in performance bonuses.

Other media outlets had reported a deal was in place.

The 33-year-old Cruz was suspended 50 games last year while with the Texas Rangers as a result of Major League Baseball's investigation into the Biogenesis drug scandal.

Cruz is a two-time All-Star and is expected to become Baltimore's designated hitter. The Orioles started full-squad workouts at spring training earlier this week.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Rogers: World Series Cheat Sheet
News: 2014 MLB Playoff Results
Royals rout Giants, even World Series 1-1
Lincecum gets in game, leaves with injury
WS rating for opener drops to low
Twins decline $3.6M option on RP Burton
Dodgers' Haren has shoulder surgery
'85 Royals relishing playoff run
Padres fire Plantier as hitting coach
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
MLB Hot Streaks
6-0 +619 L6, +2,903 This Year
7-3, +432 Last 10 Selections
+4,367 Picks This Season
4-1 L5, 18-7 L25 MLB Streak
+3,719 Overall This Year
10-4 L14 Guaranteed Plays
19-10, +1,132 L29 Guarantees
2-0 Game 1, 16-6 L22, 25-10 L35
15-6 L21 Guaranteed Plays
6-3 Last 9 Guarantees
4-0 L4 Guarantees, 6-2 L8 Picks
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2014 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 6814
Kevin Rogers + 4367
Doc's Sports + 3719
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
James Manos + 2759
Kevin Rogers + 2416
Dave Cokin + 2115
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Tony Stoffo + 1870
Antony Dinero + 1436
Joe Williams + 608
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Dave Cokin + 2332
Doc's Sports + 2127
Kyle Hunter + 1852
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 2066
Antony Dinero + 1625
Joe Nelson + 900
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Mike Rose + 2745
Kevin Rogers + 2159
Doc's Sports + 1645
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Daily Fantasy NFL Perfect Lineup Contest