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.

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It’s hard to believe just two weeks ago that most of us fans were livid by the lack of moves!DD is looking like a genius for picking up Cruz at that price when other teams overpaid for OF at the beginning of FA.Playing the waiting game was a huge gamble that paid off.

Before we anoint Duquette a genius, lets see how it plays out. I hope the moves for Jimenez and Cruz turn out great.

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