Cruz official, Jones DFA
The Orioles officially announced the signing of Nelson Cruz to a one-year deal on Monday with a press conference slated for 9:30 a.m. and televised live on MASN.
The Orioles designated left-handed pitcher Chris Jones for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man for Cruz who will wear No. 23. Jones, who held lefties to a .196 batting average in the Minors last season, was acquired in the Luis Ayala trade from Atlanta last spring.