Designated Hitter Nelson Cruz is returning to the Minnesota Twins. The hitter agreed to a deal one-year deal worth $13 million.

Cruz will be returning to Minnesota after he signed a one-year deal last season. Cruz had a batting average of .303, 16 home runs and 33 RBI’s in the shortened season. These numbers are quite good, especially when you take into account that Cruz is 40 years old. The hitter will be turning 41 in August. Despite his age, the slugger has defied the odds and continues to perform at a high level.


In 2018, it certainly looked like the slugger was on a decline as he only had a batting average of .256, 37 home runs, and 97 RBI’s. At the time, he was with the Seattle Mariners and was 39 years old. It was certain that his numbers were due to to his age, but he continued forward and singed with the Twins in 2019.

In 2019, he had sort of a career revival as his numbers skyrocketed across almost all categories. The six-time All-Star hit .311 with 41 home runs and 108 RBI’s while producing an OPS of 1.031 at 40 years old. Those numbers earned the hitter his third Silver Slugger Award and another one in 2020.

Cruz has hit over 40 home runs in a season four times in his career. Only Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds have done so more often, with five seasons with over 40 homers. The slugger is also the 57th player to hit over 400 career home runs.

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