Nelson Cruz

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Washington Nationals Designated Hitter Age: 42-52d Exp: 14.082 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Country: Dominican Republic Agent(s): Bryce Dixon (Primo Sports Group)

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  • Current Contract

    Nelson Cruz signed a 1 year / $15,000,000 contract with the Washington Nationals, including $15,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $15,000,000. In 2022, Cruz will earn a base salary of $12,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $12,000,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $15,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $15,000,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2022 Contract details by year 41 $12,000,000 $15,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000($12,000,000)
    2023 Contract details by year 42 $16,000,000 $16,000,000 $16,000,000 $3,000,000($15,000,000)
    2024 Free Agent Year 43 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2023 mutual option includes a $3M buyout
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2021

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $13,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $13,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2021-2021Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $7,897,884
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,897,884
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2019-2020

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $14,300,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $14,300,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2015-2018

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $57,000,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $14,250,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $8,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA

    2012-2013

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $16,000,000
    Signing Bonus $500,000
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Free Agent: 2014 / UFA

    2011-2011

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,650,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,650,000
    Free Agent: 2014 / UFA

    2010-2010

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $440,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $440,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2009-2009

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $408,070
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $408,070
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2008-2008

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $398,150
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $398,150
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2007-2007

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $382,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $382,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2006-2006

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $327,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $327,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2005-2005

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $316,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $316,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    1998-1998Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $15,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $15,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards 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 AL SILVER SLUGGER:OF $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 AL SILVER SLUGGER:DH $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - $25,000 $14,025,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings ALL MLB (1ST),
    AL SILVER SLUGGER:DH
    $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings ALL MLB (2ND),
    AL SILVER SLUGGER:DH
    $4,444,444 - - $4,444,444
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $5,102,116 - - $5,102,116
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $7,897,884 - - $7,897,884
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (18 seasons)
    $128,532,784 $1,515,000 $210,000 $130,257,784
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - - $3,000,000
    $131,532,784 $1,515,000 $210,000 $133,257,784
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    seasons Player Cash Earnings - $15,000 - $15,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $316,000 - - $316,000
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $20,772,340 $500,000 - $21,332,340
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $56,000,000 $1,000,000 - $57,150,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $26,342,328 - - $26,342,328
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,102,116 - - $5,102,116
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000
    * 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
  • Transactions

    Mar 13 2022Signed a 1 year $15 million contract with Washington (WSH)
    Jul 22 2021Traded to Tampa Bay (TB) from Minnesota (MIN) with Calvin Faucher for Joe Ryan and Drew Strotman
    Feb 3 2021Signed a 1 year $13 million contract with Minnesota (MIN)
    Nov 1 2019Minnesota (MIN) exercised a $12 million option for 2020
    Dec 27 2018Signed a 1 year $14.3 million contract with Minnesota (MIN), including a $12M club option for 2020
    Dec 1 2014Signed a 4 year $57 million contract with Seattle (SEA)
    Feb 22 2014Signed a 1 year $8 million contract with Baltimore (BAL)
    Feb 9 2012Signed a 2 year $16 million contract with Texas (TEX)
    Jan 18 2011Signed a 1 year $3.65 million contract with Texas (TEX)
    Mar 4 2010Signed a 1 year $440k contract with Texas (TEX)
    Feb 20 2009Signed a 1 year $408k contract with Texas (TEX)
    Feb 15 2008Signed a 1 year $398k contract with Texas (TEX)
    Feb 28 2007Signed a 1 year $382k contract with Texas (TEX)
    Jan 4 2006Signed a 1 year $327k contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Feb 1 2005Signed a 1 year $316k contract with Milwaukee (MIL)
    Aug 30 2000Traded to Oakland (OAK) from New York (NYM) for Jorge Velandia
    Feb 17 1998Signed a contract with New York (NYM)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Nelson Cruz, and the financial implications.

  • 2022 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
    2022 WSH 100 98 361 43 85 15 0 8 52 42 4 93 .235 .319 .343 .662 0.27
    2021 TB 140 134 513 79 136 21 1 32 86 51 3 126 .265 .334 .497 .831 2.05
    2020 MIN 53 52 185 33 56 6 0 16 33 25 0 58 .303 .397 .595 .992 1.84
    2019 MIN 120 114 454 81 141 26 0 41 108 56 0 131 .311 .392 .639 1.031 4.42
    2018 SEA 146 140 519 70 133 18 1 37 97 55 1 122 .256 .342 .509 .851 2.94
    2017 SEA 155 151 556 91 160 28 0 39 119 70 1 140 .288 .375 .549 .924 4.29
    2016 SEA 155 155 589 96 169 27 2 43 105 62 2 159 .287 .360 .559 .919 4.8
    2015 SEA 152 152 590 90 178 22 1 44 93 59 3 164 .302 .369 .566 .935 5.06
    2014 BAL 159 159 613 87 166 32 2 40 108 55 4 140 .271 .333 .525 .858 4.46
    2013 TEX 109 109 413 49 110 18 0 27 77 35 5 109 .266 .327 .506 .833 2.09
    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 4.08
    2009 TEX 127 122 458 75 120 21 1 33 76 49 20 117 .262 .335 .528 .863 2.29
    2008 TEX 31 31 115 19 38 9 1 7 26 17 3 28 .330 .421 .609 1.030 1.5
    Totals 1,981 1,910 7,261 1,073 1,998 366 15 457 1,291 725 83 1,839 0.275 0.345 0.519 0.864 42.37