|Born: November 6, 1972|
Nizao, Dominican Republic
|April 11, 1997, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 2, 2005, for the Washington Nationals|
|Runs batted in||464|
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.
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