Nelson Cruz Biography

( 1980 - )
May 21, 2018
First published on:May 21, 2018
by John Von

Facts of Nelson Cruz

Date of Birth: 1980, July 1
Age: 38 years old
Birth Nation: Dominican Republic
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Birth Name Nelson Ramon Cruz Martínez
Famous Name Nelson Cruz
Father Nelson Cruz Sr
Mother Unknown
Nationality Dominican
Birth Place Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
Currently Working For Seattle Mariners
Salary $ 14 million he is estimated to earn as an annual salary
Net Worth Above $ 30 million
Weight in KG 104 kg
Boyfriend No
Currently Married Yes

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 in Major League Baseball for Seattle Mariners. Besides Seattle Mariners, he has played for Major League Baseball teams such as 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.

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.

Net worth and Salary of Nelson Cruz

His annual salary playing for Seattle Mariners is estimated to be around $ 14 million in 2018. The four-year deal signed in 2016 will earn him the 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

Being one of the best-paid players in Baseball scenario in modern times, his net worth is assumed to be above $ 30 million.

Nelson Cruz’s  Career

He began his professional playing career when he joined the New York Met as 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.

Nelson Cruz’s Personal Life

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

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.

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