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.


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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