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MLB Note - Pittsburgh Pirates Cruz, Juan

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RHP Juan Cruz he has yet to surrender a run over his first seven appearances, a span of 6 1/3 innings. Two of those appearances were save situations while covering for closer Joel Hanrahan, and he nailed them both.

"He's been around," catcher Rod Barajas said. "He doesn't get rattled. He's confident all the time. He's always telling me, 'I'll throw any pitch, any time. You put your fingers down, I'll throw it.' That's what makes him so tough. He proved it in Spring Training, and he's proving it now."
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