Aug 4, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz (17) reacts after striking out against the Oakland Athletics in the seventh inning at O.Co Coliseum. The Rangers defeated the Athletics 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers' Nelson Cruz turned down five-years, $75 million from Mariners


Apparently outfielder Nelson Cruz really wants to stay with the Texas Rangers. He was reportedly offered a five-year, $75 million deal to join Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners and he turned it down.

From the Dallas Morning News:

According to Seattle Times writer Ryan Divish, there are “rumors” that Nelson Cruz turned down a five-year, $75 million offer from the Mariners.

“That’s a lot of money for a guy that’s 33 and coming off a PED suspension and doesn’t hit well outside of Arlington,” Divish wrote. “It may actually be a good thing for the Mariners. Cruz is being rumored to be interested in going to Baltimore.”

In eight years with Texas, Cruz has batted .268 and hit 157 home runs, with 489 RBIs. According to Buster Olney, the Rangers and Cruz were still talking and expecting to meet again on Monday night. Any deal they’ve discussed had been for less than five years according to Olney.

 

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