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Deivi Cruz Garcia (born November 6, 1972) is a Dominican former professional baseball shortstop.

Deivi Cruz
Born: (1972-11-06) November 6, 1972 (age 46)
Nizao, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 11, 1997, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
October 2, 2005, for the Washington Nationals
MLB statistics
Batting average.269
Home runs70
Runs batted in464

Cruz played at the Major League Baseball level for nine seasons (1997-2005) with the Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants, and Washington Nationals. In 1,234 career games, Cruz had a .269 batting average with 70 home runs.

Cruz was released by the St. Louis Cardinals on March 30, 2006, and signed with the Bridgeport Bluefish on June 10, 2006.

Cruz' nephew, Yeyson Yrizarri, is also a professional baseball shortstop.[1]


  1. ^ Fraley, Gerry (January 4, 2016). "Texas Rangers: Rangers Top Prospects, No. 9: Yeyson Yrizarri, one of the top infield arms in the Rangers' system - SportsDay". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved April 18, 2016.

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