Nelson Cruz

Nelson Cruz

Height/Weight: 6' 2"/230 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Las Matas de Santa Cruz, Dominican Republic
College: None
Draft: Undrafted 1998 signed by the
  • Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Rays lose 3 players in minor-league Rule 5 draft

    ST. PETERSBURG — Lefty reliever Kenny Rosenberg, who spent most of 2021 with Triple-A Durham, was among three players the Rays lost Wednesday in the minor-league Rule 5 draft. Rosenberg, 25, was chosen by the Angels with the No. 8 overall selection. Right-hander Alex Valverde was taken with the next pick by the Mets. Outfielder Michael Gigliotti went 25th overall to the Giants. Though most ...

  • FOX 13 Tampa Bay

    Rays owner, Tampa mayor meet to discuss moving team across bay

    TAMPA, Fla. The possibility of the Tampa Bay Rays moving out of St. Petersburg could be closer to reality. The team's owner met with Tampa's mayor to discuss the possible change in address.

  • Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Fla.

    He wasn’t the voice of Tampa Bay, just its joyful heartbeat

    In the earliest days of the Devil Rays, victories were rare and postgame laughs rarer still. On one of those nights late in the 2001 season with the Devil Rays on their way to 100 losses, radio broadcaster Tom Gilbert breathlessly asked manager Hal McRae about the franchise record set that day by shortstop Chris Gomez. Record? What record are you talking about, McRae asked? Most home runs in a ...