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Orioles' Nelson Cruz named American League Player of the Week
Orioles' Nelson Cruz named American League Player of the Week

Orioles outfielder-designated hitter Nelson Cruz has been named American League Player of the Week, Major League Baseball announced Monday afternoon. In seven games last week, Cruz batted .476 with four home runs and eight RBIs. In that span, he had a .556 on-base percentage and led baseball with a 1.190 slugging percentage. The gaudy numbers came before Cruz left Sunday’s game against the Houston Astros after he was hit by a pitch in his left hand. X-rays were negative, and Cruz is listed as day-to-day with a hand contusion. The Orioles signed Cruz to a one-year, $8 million contract in February after his 50-game suspension last season for violating baseball's drug...

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