The Minnesota Twins have picked up Nelson Cruz’s option for 2020, in accordance to various reviews.
The 39-yr-outdated Cruz signed a $14 million agreement in January that bundled an solution year for $12 million. Cruz reported after the Twins’ decline to the Yankees in the ALDS that he wished to return rather than test absolutely free company.
“Definitely, I want to be again,” Cruz reported following the ALDS. “I really don’t have that phone, but ideally, they can pick up the choice. The long run appears actually bright for us, so I want to be section of winning groups for a lot of yrs.”
The selected hitter relished a career period in 2019, slugging 41 residence operates with a career-significant 1.031 OPS regardless of staying confined by accidents to 120 video games. He has strike at minimum 35 household operates each and every of the past six seasons.
Many thanks in portion to Cruz, the Twins established an MLB staff document with 307 dwelling runs in 2019.
Past the big bat, having said that, Cruz also served as a mentor to younger players in the clubhouse.
“He qualified prospects in a whole lot of distinct means,” manager Rocco Baldelli said. “He qualified prospects by case in point. When he walks in the clubhouse just about every day, he’s received a huge smile on his encounter. Fellas are drawn to him. Like I explained, he delivers it on the subject, but he brings it everywhere you go else, far too. He’s a wonderful human being. Fellas want to be like him. I believe that.”