Nelson Cruz Biography

( 1980 - )
August 6, 2019
First published on:May 21, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Nelson Cruz

Date of Birth: 1980, July 1
Age: 39 years old
Birth Nation: Dominican Republic
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Name Nelson Ramon Cruz Martínez
Birth Place Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
Famous Name Nelson Cruz
Father Nelson Cruz Sr
Mother Unknown
Net Worth Above $ 30 million
Salary $ 14 million he is estimated to earn as an annual salary
Nationality Dominican
Currently Working For Seattle Mariners
Currently Married Yes
Boyfriend No

Nelson Ramon Cruz Martínez or famously known as Nelson Cruz is a Dominican baseball player who plays as a right fielder as well as the designated hitter for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB). Previously, he has played for the Seattle Mariners, Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, and Baltimore Orioles.

His baseball stats as of May 2018; his batting average is .276, has recorded 1468 runs, scored 329 career home runs and RBI is 928.

How Much Is Nelson Cruz Net Worth In 2019? Know His Salary

As of 2019, Nelson Cruz has an estimated net worth of $40 million, mostly earned through his MLB career.

Currently, he is under 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. As per the contract, he will earn a base salary of $14,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $14,000,000 in 2019.

In 2016, he signed a four-year deal with Seattle Mariners which earned him a total of $57 million. In 2013, his annual wage was $10.5 million.

Year Salary
2011 $3.65 million
2012 $5 million
2013 $10.5 million
2014 $8 million
2015 $14 million
2016 $14 million
2017 $14 million
2018 $14 million
2019 $14 million

Further, his total MLB career earning is $100,813,340.

Being one of the best-paid players in Baseball scenario in modern times, his net worth is assumed to be above $40 million.

Nelson Cruz’s Personal Life; Who is his Wife?

The Silver Slugger Award recipient winner in 2015, Nelson Cruz stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inches and weighs around  104 kg.

In early 2013, he was involved in a drug scandal that led him to be suspended for fifty games by Major League Baseball for the incident.

Nelson Cruz is married to his wife, Solani Genao. The pair got married on December 25 on Christmas day in 2009. The couple is blessed with two children, a daughter, Giada, and son, Nelson Jr

Nelson Cruz's Wife Solanyi Genao SOURCE: Player Wags

He is also known for his charity as he donated $20,000 to aid Las Matas de Santa Cruz to purchase a fire truck and also donating two ambulances.

In 2017, he along with teammate Robinson Canó was sent back home after suffering a cold virus attack.

Nelson Cruz’s Early Career

Nelson Cruz is of Dominican Republic nationality. He was born in a scholar family, his both parents were professors.

His father, Nelson Cruz Sr was also a professional baseball player and he has two sisters named Nelsy, and Olga.

As a child, he was more into basketball rather than baseball and cited Michael Jordan as his idol and played in the Dominican Republic Junior National Basketball team.

Besides playing, he also found jobs as a mechanic helper as well as repair and shine shoes.

Nelson Cruz’s  Career

He began his professional playing career when he joined the New York Met as a non-free agent and was later traded to Oakland Athletics in 2000.

Cruz was later traded to Milwaukee Brewers in 2004 and made his first appearance against Texas Rangers Team. He was later traded to Texas Rangers.

He was also in the Dominican Republic team that won the gold medal at 2013 San Francisco World Baseball Classic competition.

He recorded his first home run against Willie Eyre team and later on signed a year contract deal with Baltimore Orioles for $ 8 million dollars in 2014.

In the same year, he signed a four contract with Seattle Mariners for a sum reported to be $57 million. Some of his teammates are Manny MachadoAdrián Beltré, etc.

On January 2, 2019, he was signed by the Minnesota Twins on a one-year contract worth $14.3 million which also includes a $12 million team option for the 2020 season.

 


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