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Designated Hitter Age: 38 Exp: 11.082 Years
Country: Dominican Republic Agent(s): Bryce Dixon (Primo Sports Group)
  • Current Contract

    Nelson Cruz signed a 1 year / $14,300,000 contract with the Minnesota Twins, including $14,300,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $14,300,000. In 2019, Cruz will earn a base salary of $14,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $14,000,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $14,300,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $14,300,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 38 $14,000,000 $14,300,000 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $14,000,000($14,000,000)
    2020 Contract details by year 40 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $300,000($14,300,000)
    2021 Free Agent Year 41 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2020 club option includes a $300,000 buyout
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

    2015-2018

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $57,000,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $14,250,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Salary Yearly Cash
    2015 Contract details by year 34 $14,000,000 $250,000 $125,000 $14,375,000 $15,125,000($15,125,000)
    2016 Contract details by year 36 $14,000,000 $250,000 - $14,250,000 $14,000,000($29,125,000)
    2017 Contract details by year 36 $14,000,000 $250,000 - $14,250,000 $14,000,000($43,125,000)
    2018 Contract details by year 37 $14,000,000 $250,000 $25,000 $14,275,000 $14,025,000($57,150,000)
    • May block a trade to 8 teams in 2015/2016
    • All Star Reserve: $25,000
    • All Star Starter, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP: $50,000
    • WS MVP: $100,000
    • MVP: $150,000

     

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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    1998 Player Cash Earnings - $15,000 - $15,000
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $316,000 - - $316,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $327,000 - - $327,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $382,000 - - $382,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $65,270 - - $65,270
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $408,070 - $10,000 $418,070
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $440,000 - - $440,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $3,650,000 - - $3,650,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 $500,000 - $5,500,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $10,500,000 - $50,000 $10,550,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 $1,000,000 $125,000 $15,125,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - $25,000 $14,025,000
    Est. Earnings
    (14 seasons)
    $85,088,340 $1,515,000 $210,000 $86,813,340
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $300,000 - - $300,000
    $99,388,340 $1,515,000 $210,000 $101,113,340
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    08/05/2013 Player contract details by year 50 games $286,885 violating MLB drug prevention and treatment program
    50 $286,885
  • 2019 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Nelson Cruz ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2018 SEA 146 140 519 70 133 18 1 37 97 55 1 122 .256 .342 .509 .851 2.9
    2017 SEA 155 151 556 91 160 28 0 39 119 70 1 140 .288 .375 .549 .924 4.11
    2016 SEA 155 155 589 96 169 27 2 43 105 62 2 159 .287 .360 .559 .919 4.69
    2015 SEA 152 152 590 90 178 22 1 44 93 59 3 164 .302 .369 .566 .935 5.11
    2014 BAL 159 159 613 87 166 32 2 40 108 55 4 140 .271 .333 .525 .858 4.58
    2013 TEX 109 109 413 49 110 18 0 27 77 35 5 109 .266 .327 .506 .833 2.05
    2012 TEX 159 155 585 86 152 45 0 24 90 48 8 140 .260 .319 .460 .779 0.81
    2011 TEX 124 122 475 64 125 28 1 29 87 33 9 116 .263 .312 .509 .821 1.47
    2010 TEX 108 103 399 60 127 31 3 22 78 38 17 81 .318 .374 .576 .950 4.06
    2009 TEX 127 122 458 75 120 21 1 33 76 49 20 117 .262 .335 .528 .863 2.28
    2008 TEX 31 31 115 19 38 9 1 7 26 17 3 28 .330 .421 .609 1.030 1.49
    Totals 1,568 1,512 5,748 837 1,580 298 14 360 1,012 551 76 1,431 0.275 0.342 0.519 0.862 33.55
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